Nunez, Beltran and Murphy go deep as Yankees rout Blue Jays 8-2

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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.

Adonis Garcia was a Yankees standout, going 3-for-4 with a double and two runs scored while CF Jacoby Ellsbury went 0-for-3 with a walk and a run scored.

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.”

What’s Next?

— 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.

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6 Responses to Nunez, Beltran and Murphy go deep as Yankees rout Blue Jays 8-2

  1. Yankees fan says:

    Yea boy the Yanks are now the Tanks what great win for them it is odious Beltran is adjusting to the (Tanks) just fine.

  2. Mike Sommer says:

    Solarte 2 for 2 and now 6 for 7 and impressing. It'd be nice if say, he could steal the 2B job away from Roberts. Switch-hitter and 10 years younger.

    • mlblogsnewyorkyankees13 says:

      I'm a huge fan of Solarte. I love what he's been doing in Spring and I really do hope he gets a chance with the club.

  3. jbs says:

    spring training means NOTHING

  4. Yankees fan says:

    That's not true spring trading lets us see how players are doing and give us a idea of what we are going to see during the regular season.

  5. jbs says:

    no, spring training is a chance for players to get a small, statistically insignificant amount of playing time in order to get back into playing shape, work out kinks and get their timing back.

    This involves playing against MLB players and those who have no chance of ever making it. pitcher's don't focus on specific game plans or really on winning, they want to build their arm strength and work on specific pitches. a springtime hot streak does not translate into a good season.

    don't forget, according to spring training, the top 4 teams in the AL were kc, seattle, baltimore and detroit, and the NL were atlanta, colorado, SF and st louis.