Second basemen Robinson Cano went 2-for-3 with three runs and two RBI, but the New York Yankees lost to the Toronto Blue Jays 5-3 Saturday night at Yankee Stadium. Jays outfielder Jose Bautista went 2-for-3 with two runs, two RBI and a two-run home run in the third inning which helped Toronto take game one of the three-game series.
The Yankees (14-9) held a 1-0 lead after two innings, but Bautista's homer made it 2-1 after three. Toronto extended its lead to 3-1 after the top of the third inning, then used a two-run sixth inning, off of Yankee relief pitcher David Robertson, to make it 5-2 that was enough to hang on for the win.
Winning pitcher Ricky Romero (2-3) went six innings, struck out seven and gave up five hits, while teammate Rajai Davis scored the winning run on a throwing error by Robertson in the top of the sixth inning. Jays' closer Jon Rauch entered in the bottom of the eighth inning with bases loaded and two outs, but got Yankees' outfielder Nick Swisher to ground out to end the rally. Rauch went 1-2-3 in the bottom of the ninth inning to earn his fifth save of the season.
On Saturday, the New York will throw A.J. Burnett (3-1, 3.52 ERA) in game two of the series against Kyle Drabek (2-0, 3.30) at 4:05 p.m. Sunday will showcase the Yankees' Ivan Nova (1-2, 5.82 ERA) against Jesse Litsch (2-1, 3.86) at 1:05 p.m.
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|Toronto Blue Jays||0||0||2||1||0||2||0||0||0||5||9||1|
|New York Yankees||0||1||0||1||0||0||0||1||0||3||7||1|
|WP: Ricky Romero (2 - 3)
SV: Jon Rauch (5)
LP: Freddy Garcia (1 - 1)