The New York Yankees defeated the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday afternoon. The game took place at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Canada and the final score was 4-1. Masahiro Tanaka started and pitched well, saving the bullpen by pitching a complete game. Jacoby Ellsbury, Mark Teixeira and Carlos Beltran led the offense with two hits each.
Tanaka pitched a complete game giving up five hits and a run. He walked three and struck out eight and won his ninth game of the season.
Marco Estrada lost his seventh game of the season pitching six innings and giving up three hits and two runs with three walks and three strikeouts. Mark Lowe pitched an inning giving up a hit, LaTroy Hawkins pitched an inning giving up three hits and a run with two strikeouts and Aaron Loup pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up two hits and a run. Liam Hendricks pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up a walk and a strikeout.
Ellsbury had two hits and an RBI, Beltran had two hits, an RBI and drew a walk and Chris Young drew a walk. Teixeira had two hits, two RBI and drew a walk, Chase Headley drew a walk and Greg Bird picked up his first major league hit. John Ryan Murphy had a hit, Stephen Drew had a hit and Beltran and Murphy each hit a double. Ellsbury hit a triple and Teixeira and Beltran each hit a homerun. The Yankees were 2-6 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base. Gardner had a stolen base.
Troy Tulowitzki drew a walk, Josh Donaldson had an RBI and drew a walk and Jose Bautista had a hit. Edward Encarnacion had two hits, Chris Colabello had a hit and Ryan Goins drew a walk. Ben Revere had a hit, Encarnacion hit a double and the Blue Jays were 0-7 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base.
In the first Beltran hit a solo homerun to give the Yankees a 1-0 lead. In the fifth Donaldson hit a sac fly to tie the game at one. Teixeira hit a solo homerun in the sixth to give the Yankees a 2-1 lead. In the eighth Teixeira hit an RBI single to give the Yankees a 3-1 lead. In the ninth Ellsbury hit an RBI single to make it 4-1 Yankees and that would be the final score. The Yankees have won the first two games of the series and will try to sweep the series on Sunday afternoon.