The New York Yankees defeated the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday night. The game took place at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida and the final score was 2-1. Nathan Eovaldi pitched two good innings and the bullpen pitched well. Starlin Castro provided the offense with a two run homerun.
Eovaldi pitched two scoreless innings giving up no hits and he walked two. He also struck out two batters. Vinnie Pestano pitched an inning giving up a hit, Aroldis Chapman pitched a perfect inning with a couple of strikeouts and Diego Moreno pitched a perfect inning with a couple of strikeouts. Brandon Pinder pitched an inning giving up a hit and he struck out two, James Pazos pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout and Richard Bleier pitched an inning giving up two hits and a run with a couple of strikeouts. Kirby Yates pitched an inning giving up a hit and a walk with a couple of strikeouts.
Jacoby Ellsbury had a hit, Alex Rodriguez had a hit and Chase Headley had a hit. Castro had a hit and two RBI, Ellsbury hit a double and Castro hit a homerun. The Yankees were 0-4 with runners in scoring position and they left four men on base.
In the second Castro hit a two run homerun giving the Yankees a 2-0 lead. In the eighth Roemon Fields hit an RBI double to cut the lead to 2-1 and that would be the final score. The Yankees will take on the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday afternoon in Bradenton, Florida.