Yankees avoid sweep with 5-3 victory over Blue Jays

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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.

What’s Next?

– 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.

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3 Responses to Yankees avoid sweep with 5-3 victory over Blue Jays

  1. walter says:

    Not good that Yanks have to start a series with Boston with Nuno on mound. I would much rather see J-Ram, though I know they converted him to pen. I would certainly have Nuno on short leash, though, ready to bring in J-Ram for long relief at pretty much first sign of ineffectiveness.

    • mlblogsnewyorkyankees13 says:

      Jose Ramirez hasn't been particularly good in the Yankees bullpen and Girardi tried to bring Ramirez in after Nuno left a start. It didn't work out. I would think like you said, Nuno would be on a short leash, but maybe David Huff could come in. He had an excellent outing against the power hitting Toronto Blue Jays, so I'm sure he could handle the Boston Red Sox.

  2. walter says:

    J-Ram could be a valuable piece of the pen. Gotta keep giving him shots. Has been hit at times but has also shown something. They'll likely need both J-Ram and Huff if Nuno follows form

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