The Yankees powered their way to another win in Bronx Bomber fashion, hitting three home runs as the Yanks beat the Blue Jays 8-2 in Dunedin.
Carlos Beltran and Eduardo Nunez hit back-to-back home runs in the third inning of today’s game, both home runs coming off Blue Jays right-hander Todd Redmond. John Ryan Murphy added a three-run home run off right-hander Neil Wagner in the eighth.
Vidal Nuno had the start for the Yankees, going two innings and allowing two hits, although one of the hits was a big one. Nuno gave up a solo home run to Jose Bautista, giving the Blue Jays a 1-0 lead at the time. Nuno was aware he left the cutter hanging and acknowledges he has to do a better job of keeping the ball down.
“He just takes hacks,” Nuno said of Bautista. “I’ve got to do a better job with him next time; even other guys who are power hitters, I can’t be leaving the ball up in the zone.”
– The Yankees will take on the Washington Nationals tomorrow afternoon at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Derek Jeter is slated to be in the Yankees lineup (and will play shortstop). Brett Gardner, Brian McCann and Brian Roberts are some of the other marquee names to hit the field as well. Ivan Nova will get the start for the Yankees and Ross Detwiler will get the start for the Nationals. The game will be televised on the YES Network.