Mar 2, 2014; Dunedin, FL, USA; New York Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury (22) runs to first base during the first inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Florida Auto Exchange Park. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

YGY Recap: New York Yankees Use Home Run Ball In Win Over Toronto

The New York Yankees were very un-Yankee like in 2013, hitting only 144 home runs which was 22nd in Major League Baseball. The Yankees hope that signings like those of Carlos Beltran and Brian McCann will help jump those numbers back to the top of the league. Well, in today’s Spring Training victory over the Toronto Blue Jays, the Yanks used three homers in their 8-2 victory.

The Blue Jays were the ones homering at first, when Vidal Nuno surrendered a homer to Jose Bautista in the first.  The Yanks used three singles in the top of the second to tie the game with Dean Anna delivering the final one off Esmil Rogers.

Todd Redmond came in for Toronto and the Yanks broke the tie in the third. Jacoby Ellsbury walked and then Eduardo Nunez followed with his first homer of the spring. Beltran followed with a homer of his own.

The game stayed that way until the sixth when Melky Cabrera drove in a run off Shane Greene. The Yanks got the run back in the seventh on an RBI groundout by Corban Joseph. The Yankees broke it open in the eighth when John Ryan Murphy blasted a three run bomb.

Yankee pitchers struck out 10 Jays in the game.

Ivan Nova will face Ross Detwiler and the Washington Nationals tomorrow afternoon at 1:05. The game can be seen on YES, MLB Network and MLB.TV.

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