Andy Pettitte of the New York Yankees was victorious in his return from a broken ankle, pitching five shutout innings Wednesday as the Yankees defeated the Toronto Blue Jays, 4-2, in the first game of a day-night doubleheader at Yankee Stadium.
"It was great to just get back out there," said Pettitte. "And obviously it was great to give us a decent outing and give us a chance to win."
Pettitte, 4-3, surrendered four hits, walked two and struck out three.
"All in all it was good. I was able to make some pitches when I had to to get out of some innings," Pettite said. "It's a good win. I'll take it."
So will the Yankees, who temporarily moved a half-game in front of the Baltimore Orioles with the victory,
Below, Pettitte discusses his return.
Be sure to come back to SB Nation New York to find out how the Yankees fare in the second game of the doubleheader.