Pineda shines but offense can’t score as Jays blank Yanks 4-0

Michael Pineda

Michael Pineda made his first start in two seasons and looked outstanding, but the Yankees were unable to give him offense as they fell to the Blue Jays 4-0 at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Canada.

Pineda went six innings giving up one run on five hits while striking out five in his first start since September 21, 2011. Vidal Nuno pitched to a batter in the seventh inning before being lifted for David Phelps. In a 1-0 game in the eighth inning, Phelps gave up a solo shot to Melky Cabrera and a two-run home run to Jose Bautista.

The Yankees were 1-for-11 with runners in scoring position and were unable to do any damage against Blue Jays starter R.A. Dickey. Francisco Cervelli went 2-for-3 on the day while Yangervis Solarte, who continues to impress the Yankees, also went 2-for-3. On the other end of spectrum, Alfonso Soriano is 0-for-16 to begin the season, the longest hit-less drought of his career.

What’s Next?

CC Sabathia will take the mound with hopes of  bouncing back from his last start, where he gave up six runs in the first two innings. Drew Hutchison will take the mound for the Blue Jays. First pitch is at 1:05 p.m. the game will air on the YES Network.

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