Apr 28, 2013; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees first baseman Lyle Overbay (55) singles to right during the second inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

Yanks Go Yard Recap: Former Jay Overbay's Blast Helps New York Yankees Get Sweep


If you would’ve said to me in December that Brennan Boesch and Lyle Overbay would be starting for the Yankees in a game in April and being big contributors to a victory, I would’ve questioned your sanity. However, that came to fruition today, as they both helped back the Yankees to a 3-2 win over the Toronto Blue Jays and a four game sweep of them.

Phil Hughes grinded out six innings, striking out nine and only giving up two hits, but threw 111 pitches in those six innings. The bullpen was again spectacular, giving up only one hit in three innings.

The Yankees got the scoring started when Boesch hit his second homer of the year in the second. The Jays tied in the fourth when Edwin Encarnacion, Melky Cabrera and Adam Lind each singled to plate a run.

The Jays took the lead in the sixth. Jose Bautista led off with a double. After two strikeouts, Hughes intentionally walked Lind. Bautista stole third and scored when Maicer Izturis doubled him home.

The Yankees would again score late in a game to win it. Travis Hafner led off the inning with a single. Two batters later, Overbay hit his third homer of the year.

Notes: Brett Gardner got his first day off of the season. Kevin Youkilis again sat with a bad back. There is a possibility he could go on the disabled list.

The Yankees face the Astros as the the Astros make their first trip to Yankee Stadium as an AL team. Lucas Harrell and Andy Pettitte face off at 7:05 tomorrow.

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