Gardner, Ellsbury lead offense in 6-3 win over Blue Jays

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In a game the Yankees needed to win, they were able to get the offense going, taking the first game of a three game set against the Toronto Blue Jays in a 6-3 victory at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

The Yankees weren’t able to get the offense going until the seventh inning when Brett Gardner lined a two-run RBI double to give the Yankees a permanent lead. Gardner scored on an error by Blue Jays catcher Dioner Navarro and a few pitches later, Jacoby Ellsbury hit a two-run home run to extend the Yankees lead. In the ninth inning, Chase Headley cashed in on a fastball, depositing it into the right field seats for the sixth and final run of the game.

Before this start Chris Capuano didn’t have a win with the Yankees, but that changed today when he went six innings giving up three runs on eight hits and striking out four. Adam Warren pitched 1.1 scoreless innings, Josh Outman was unable to retire a batter and David Robertson got the four-out save, his 35th save of the season.

What’s Next?

— The Yankees will play a matinee Saturday game and they’ll send Michael Pineda to the mound. The Blue Jays will counter with Drew Hutchison. First pitch is at 1:07 p.m. and the game will air on the YES Network.

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One Response to Gardner, Ellsbury lead offense in 6-3 win over Blue Jays

  1. Robert Rufa says:

    Teixeira is batting in the mid-.220s, so why is he batting cleanup? It's painful to see his LOB stats for most games.

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