The New York Yankees defeated the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday afternoon. The game took place at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium in Dunedin, Florida and the final score was 4-3. Mitchell pitched great for the Yankees and Ronald Torreyes led the offense with a couple of hits.
Mitchell pitched four scoreless innings giving up a hit and he struck out four. Anthony Swarzak pitched two innings giving up three hits and two runs with two strikeouts, Diego Moreno pitched an inning giving up two htis and a run with a strikeout and Branden Pinder pitched an inning giving up a hit and a walk with a strikeout. Conor Mullee pitched an inning giving up a hit and he struck out the side.
Aaron Hicks had a hit and an RBI, Lane Adams drew a walk and Carlos Beltran had a hit. Alex Rodriguez had a hit and an RBI, Mark Teixeira had an RBI and Deibinson Romero drew a walk. Torreyes had two hits, Pete Kozma had a hit and Cesar Puello had a hit. Torreyes and Puello each hit a double and Hicks hit a homerun. The Yankees were 2-7 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base. Torreyes had a stolen base and Refsnyder and Hicks each committed an error.
In the first Hicks hit a solo homerun to give the Yankees a quick 1-0 lead. In the bottom of the fifth Josh Thole hit an RBI double to tie the game at one. Ezequiel Carrera hit a sac fly to give the Blue Jays a 2-1 lead. In the sixth Rodriguez hit an RBI single and the game was tied at two, Teixeira reached on a fielder's choice and a run scored making it 3-2 Yankees. In the bottom of the seventh Jio Mier hit an RBI double to tie the game at three. In the ninth a run scored on a missed catch error by the Blue Jays and the Yankees had a 4-3 lead which would hold up.
The Yankees improved their spring record to 10-12 with a couple of tie games also. The Yankees will play at home in Tampa against the Minnesota Twins on Sunday afternoon.