Apr 20, 2013; Toronto, ON, Canada; New York Yankees starting pitcher Hiroki Kuroda (18) pitches against the Toronto Blue Jays at the Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

Yanks Go Yard Recap: New York Yankees Lose Lead But Come Back In Extras To Beat Jays


As I have said all season, this is a very gutty Yankee team. An old school team with a ton of fight. Even if the bullpen, who usually does a great job, blows the lead, they don’t panic. They didn’t today either, as they took advantage of a Blue Jay mistake and won 5-3 in 11 innings. It wasn’t all good as Kevin Youkilis left in the sixth inning with a lower back injury.

The Yanks got the scoring started in the second when Vernon Wells went yard for the fifth time this year. The added to lead in the fifth. Jayson Nix singled and Brett Gardner doubled. After Ben Francisco struck out, Robinson Cano was intentionally walked. That brought up Youkilis who brought in two runs on a single.

The lead stayed that way til the eight, when the Blue Jays broke Hiroki Kuroda’s 20.1 scoreless inning stretch. Colby Rasums hit a one out single and that was it for Kuroda as David Robertson came in. After a strikeout, pinch-hitter Adam Lind walked. Rajai Davis singled to make it 3-1. Davis stole second and ex-Yankee Melky Cabrera tied the game with a single.

The game stayed tied in the 11th after Shawn Kelley got out of a runner on second with one out jam in the bottom of the tenth. Wells and Francisco Cervelli singled to lead off the inning. Ichiro laid down a bunt and Jays pitcher Aaron Loup committed an error which allowed the runners to score.

YGY Player of The Game: Vernon Wells

The series finishes up tomorrow, as the Yankees look to bring out the brooms. Ivan Nova will take on Josh Johnson at 1:07.

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  • http://twitter.com/Wrayzerblade Michael Wray

    As a Blue Jays fan I have felt for a long time we could learn a lot from the way the Yankees play baseball – it’s not just talent, they know how to win.

  • Bill B

    You are full of crap. I swore I would not comment on you hacks but you were totally negative all off season and not objective. Extremely critical of me for being positive and now you play the Oh the Yankees are gutty. You predicted their doom. I saved the articles. Should I post them? I told you to relax. Oh Bill where is your evidence? Hacks except for Alex.

    • Hunter Farman

      Thanks for coming back, Bill.

      I don’t think Jason is “full of crap” on this one, I think he’s being a realist.

    • http://twitter.com/jasonjpevans Jason Evans

      Welcome back bill. I’m glad you are back reading and commenting. This team has played with a different grit than they have in past years. They have had plenty of fight in them. I’m just trying to be realistic that is all.