Memo to Ivan Nova. Don’t think your starting spot in the rotation will be given back to you upon your return from the DL. David Phelps turned in his third straight strong start today, and Robinson Cano provided the offensive support, as the Yankees beat the Blue Jays 7-2. They are now 8-1 against Toronto this season.
The game was scoreless until the third. Jayson Nix led off with a single and went to second on a groundout. Brett Gardner brought him home with a single. Cano followed with his 11th homer of the year, just over the right field fence.
The Jays cut the lead to 2-1 in the bottom half. Adam Lind doubled with one out, and two batters later, Colby Rasums singled him in. The Yankees responded in the fifth. With one out, Austin Romine singled, and two batters later, Cano hit his second homer of the day.
The Jays made it 5-2 in the eighth, when Edwin Encarnacion hit his 12th homer of the year. It was looking like a save situation until the bottom of the eighth. Vernon Wells reached on Maicer Izturis‘ throwing error. Travis Hafner, playing in his first game since last weekend, hit his seventh homer of the year.
YGY Player Of The Game: Cano