Aug 27, 2013; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; New York Yankees left fielder Alfonso Soriano (12) celebrates his home run with shortstop Derek Jeter (2) and second baseman Robinson Cano (24) in the first inning during a game against the Toronto Blue Jays at the Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports

Yanks Go Yard Recap: New York Yankees Avoid Scare In Blowout Win Over Toronto


Uh-oh. Those were the words I said and many Yankee fans said as the J.A. Happ fastball ran in on Robinson Cano in the top of the first. It turned out the x-rays were negative and he is just day-to-day. They got a great start out of Andy Pettitte and a few homers as the Yankees beat Toronto 7-0.

Brett Gardner led off the game with a double and went to third on a wild pitch. Derek Jeter drove him home with a single. Cano was then hit by the pitch. That set the stage for Alfonso Soriano, who hit home run number 27 of the year to make it 4-0. Soriano then led the top of the third with homer 28 on the year and 400 for his career.

Mark Reynolds led off the top of the sixth with his 17th of the season. Alex Rodriguez hit his fourth homer of the year.

The Blue Jays got their lone run in the seventh. Moises Sierra and Ryan Goins singled and Kevin Pillar drove home Sierra with a  double.

YGY Player Of The Game: Soriano

Hiroki Kuroda will face Todd Redmond at 7:05 in the rubber game of the series.

Notes: Jeter tied Bernie Williams for sixth in RBI in franchise history. Eduardo Nunez left the game after injuring his knee in the eighth, and Reynolds finished the game at second base. If Nunez is out tomorrow, Reynolds may get the start, though Nunez hopes to play. Tyler Austin, Mason Williams and Peter O’Brien will play in the Arizona Fall League. 

 

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