One night after the Yankees lost a heart breaker, they were able to leave Toronto with a good taste in their mouth, beating the Blue Jays 5-3 at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario.
After trailing 1-0, the Yankees were able to put up a four-spot on the Jays in the fourth inning with a Francisco Cervelli RBI double, a Jacoby Ellsbury RBI single and a Mark Teixeira two-run home run. The Yankees scored their final run in the seventh on a SAC fly by Teixeira, scoring Brett Gardner.
Hiroki Kuroda started the game for the Yankees, going 6.1 innings while giving up three runs on eight hits and striking out four. Shawn Kelley, Matt Thornton and Adam Warren all faced a batter each before Joe Girardi went to David Robertson who notched the five-out save. This was Robertson’s first appearance for the Yankees since June 18th, also against the Toronto Blue Jays and this was Robertson’s first five-out appearance since September 3, 2011 against the Blue Jays.
– The Yankees have an off day on Thursday before they face the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium. Vidal Nuno will start for the Yankees while Brandon Workman will start for the Red Sox. First pitch is at 7:05 p.m. and the game will air on the YES Network.