Toronto Blue Jays
Coming off right knee surgery in July and making his first start since last May, the big lefty threw his fastball 88-90 mph but had good downward tilt on his slider.
Chase Headley hit a tiebreaking single that deflected off the wrist of reliever Brett Cecil, and the New York Yankees rallied for three runs in the eighth inning to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3 Wednesday night.
Edwin Encarnacion hit a two-run homer off Masahiro Tanaka, and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the New York Yankees 6-1 Monday in Alex Rodriguez’s return to the major leagues.
Derek Jeter is history, Alex Rodriguez is back and a new era started for the Yankees on Monday with Masahiro Tanaka’s first pitch against the Blue Jays.
Alex Rodriguez drew a mix of cheers and boos in his first road game this spring, and a New York Yankees split squad lost to the Toronto Blue Jays 1-0 Saturday.
The four-time All-Star won AL Cy Young Awards with Minnesota in 2004 and 2006. He pitched the only no-hitter in Mets history and is 139-78 lifetime with a 3.20 ERA.
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Jose Bautista hit his eighth homer of the year against New York, Marcus Stroman pitched six gritty innings and the Toronto Blue Jays ended a season-worst six-game skid to beat the Yankees 6-3 Saturday and keep their faint playoff hopes alive.
Jose Bautista, Edwin Encarnacion and Melky Cabrera each hit a solo homer, and the Toronto Blue Jays erased a three-run deficit to beat the Yankees 4-3 Sunday.
Jacoby Ellsbury and Chase Headley homered, and the New York Yankees beat the slumping Toronto Blue Jays 6-3 on Friday night.
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Dan Johnson drove in four runs with a go-ahead infield hit and a three-run homer, helping the Toronto Blue Jays end their 17-game losing streak at Yankee Stadium with a 6-4 victory over New York on Saturday.
Ichiro Suzuki homered for the first time since last August, prolonging extended slumps against the New York Yankees for Mark Buehrle and the Toronto Blue Jays.
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Mark Teixeira hit a two-run home run, Hiroki Kuroda won for the first time in four starts and the New York Yankees beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-3 on Wednesday night, snapping their losing streak at four games.