Edwin Encarnacion hit a three-run homer, J.P. Arencibia added a two-run drive and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the New York Yankees 8-1 on Wednesday night.
Yankees manager Joe Girardi likes to play by the numbers. It burned him Monday night. Girardi chose to issue two intentional walks to get to the bottom of the Blue Jays’ lineup in the sixth, but No. 8 hitter J.P. Arencibia capped a five-run inning with a three-run double that helped Toronto beat New York 7-3.
J.P. Arencibia hit a three-run double in a five-run sixth inning and Jose Bautista homered to back spot starter Carlos Villanueva and lift the Toronto Blue Jays to a 7-3 victory over the New York Yankees on Monday night.
A.J. Burnett has had trouble against the Toronto Blue Jays since joining the New York Yankees – and Jose Bautista in particular. He’ll face the AL’s leading hitter for the second time this season as the Yankees and Blue Jays continue a three-game set Saturday.