# Post Game Notes: Yankees 7, Blue Jays 3 - April 4, 2014

/*Submitted by: Toronto Blue Jays Media Department*
**BLUE JAYS NOTES: **Tonight’s leadoff home run by Melky Cabrera was just the 2^{nd} time in Blue Jays history in which a player led off the home opener with a home run…The other was when Shannon Stewart accomplished the feat April 3, 2000 vs. KC...With the 48,197 in attendance marked a sellout crowd…TOR pitching staff have surrendered 11+ hits in three of the five games played this year…Have now lost three consecutive home openers moving their overall record to 26-12…Are now 16-9 in Rogers Centre home openers.

**DUSTIN MCGOWAN **made his first start since September 26, 2011…Tossed 2.2 innings marking his shortest start since June 19, 2007 vs. LAD (1.2IP)…The eight hits allowed were the most since he gave up eight June 27, 2008 vs. ATL.

**MELKY CABRERA **hit his 1^{st} home run (1R, 1-1) of the season…Marks his 2^{nd} career leadoff home run (May 24, 2013 vs. BAL)...Has now hit safely in all five TOR games this season…Now has 10 XBH vs. NYY…With the home run extended his hitting streak vs. the Yankees to 14 games and has hit safely in 15 of the 16 contests against his former team.

**JONATHAN DIAZ **collected two RBI in tonight’s game, marking a new career-high.

**YANKEES NOTES: **Won for just the 3^{rd} time in their last eight contests at Rogers Centre dating back to last season…Move to 9-8 in the last 17 games at TOR…The 16** **hits in tonight’s game marked a season-high for NYY.

**MASAHIRO TANAKA **made his ML debut in tonight’s start…The victory marked his 100^{th} win in his professional career having gone 99-35 during his time in the Japanese Pacific League…Has now won 29 consecutive decisions dating back to the 2012 JPL season…Earned his first career ML victory and quality start.

**JACOBY ELLSBURY **doubled in the 1^{st} inning for his first hit as a Yankee.

**MARK TEXEIRA **left game in the 2^{nd} inning with a strained right hamstring.

**YANGERVIS SOLARTE **has now hit safely in five** **of his last eight plate appearances.

**DEAN ANNA **made his Major League debut in tonight’s game.

**Yankees starting lineup:**
Jacoby Ellsbury (CF), Brett Gardner (LF), Carlos Beltran (DH), Brian McCann (C), Mark Teixeira (1B), Kelly Johnson (3B), Ichiro Suzuki (RF), Yangervis Solarte (2B), Dean Anna (SS), Masahiro Tanaka (P),

**Blue Jays starting lineup:**
Melky Cabrera (LF), Colby Rasmus (CF), Jose Bautista (RF), Edwin Encarnacion (1B), Adam Lind (DH), Dioner Navarro (C), Brett Lawrie (3B), Ryan Goins (2B), Jonathan Diaz (SS), Dustin McGowan (P),

**Umpires** -- Lance Barrett (HP), Dana DeMuth (1B), Ron Kulpa (2B), Ed Hickox (3B), (LF), (RF).

**Gametime Weather: **68 degrees, Roof Closed.
**Wind: **0 MPH, None.

First pitch by D. McGowan at 07:33 PM local time.

**Yankees 1st (Yankees 2, Blue Jays 0)** -- J. Ellsbury doubles to center field. B. Gardner singles through the hole at shortstop, J. Ellsbury to 3rd. C. Beltran singles to left-center field, J. Ellsbury scores; B. Gardner to 2nd. B. McCann flies out to C. Rasmus, B. Gardner to 3rd. M. Teixeira singles to right field, B. Gardner scores; C. Beltran to 2nd. K. Johnson singles through the hole at second base, C. Beltran to 3rd; M. Teixeira to 2nd. I. Suzuki strikes out swinging. Y. Solarte pops out to R. Goins in foul territory.
(2 Runs, 5 Hits, 0 Errors, 3 LOB)

**Blue Jays 1st (Yankees 2, Blue Jays 1)** -- M. Cabrera hits a home run to right field on a 1-1 pitch. C. Rasmus grounds out, M. Teixeira to M. Tanaka. J. Bautista struck out looking. E. Encarnacion strikes out swinging.
(1 Runs, 1 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB)

**Yankees 2nd (Yankees 2, Blue Jays 1)** -- D. Anna grounds out to E. Encarnacion. J. Ellsbury singles to left-center field. With B. Gardner batting, J. Ellsbury steals 2nd base. B. Gardner strikes out swinging. C. Beltran grounds out, B. Lawrie to E. Encarnacion.
(0 Runs, 1 Hits, 0 Errors, 1 LOB)

**Blue Jays 2nd (Blue Jays 3, Yankees 2)** -- A. Lind grounds out, D. Anna to M. Teixeira. D. Navarro singles through the hole at second base. B. Lawrie singles to right-center field, D. Navarro to 2nd. R. Goins reaches on force attempt, throwing error by M. Teixeira, D. Navarro to 3rd; B. Lawrie to 2nd. J. Diaz singles to left-center field, D. Navarro scores; B. Lawrie scores; R. Goins to 2nd. Defensive Substitution: B. Roberts replaces first baseman M. Teixeira on a 2-1 count, batting 5th, playing 2nd. Defensive switch from 3rd to 1st for K. Johnson on a 2-1 count. Defensive switch from 2nd to 3rd for Y. Solarte on a 2-1 count. M. Cabrera strikes out swinging. C. Rasmus strikes out on foul tip.
(2 Runs, 3 Hits, 1 Errors, 2 LOB)

**Yankees 3rd (Yankees 4, Blue Jays 3)** -- B. McCann lines out to C. Rasmus. B. Roberts walks. With K. Johnson batting, B. Roberts steals 2nd base. K. Johnson strikes out swinging. Yankees challenge (force play) upheld, play overturned: I. Suzuki singles to deep shortstop, B. Roberts to 3rd. Y. Solarte doubles to right-center field, B. Roberts scores; I. Suzuki scores. Pitcher Change: A. Loup replaces D. McGowan. D. Anna struck out looking.
(2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors, 1 LOB)

**Blue Jays 3rd (Yankees 4, Blue Jays 3)** -- J. Bautista pops out to Y. Solarte in foul territory. New York Yankees first baseman M. Teixeira left the game due to an injured leg. E. Encarnacion doubles to left field. A. Lind strikes out swinging. D. Navarro grounds out, K. Johnson to M. Tanaka.
(0 Runs, 1 Hits, 0 Errors, 1 LOB)

**Yankees 4th (Yankees 5, Blue Jays 3)** -- J. Ellsbury doubles to left field. B. Gardner out on a sacrifice bunt, B. Lawrie to E. Encarnacion, J. Ellsbury to 3rd. A. Loup intentionally walks C. Beltran. B. McCann singles to left field, J. Ellsbury scores; C. Beltran to 2nd. B. Roberts strikes out swinging. K. Johnson grounds out to E. Encarnacion.
(1 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors, 2 LOB)

**Blue Jays 4th (Yankees 5, Blue Jays 3)** -- B. Lawrie pops out to B. Roberts. R. Goins grounds out, M. Tanaka to K. Johnson. J. Diaz grounds out, D. Anna to K. Johnson.
(0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB)

**Yankees 5th (Yankees 5, Blue Jays 3)** -- Pitcher Change: T. Redmond replaces A. Loup. I. Suzuki singles to left-center field. Throwing error by T. Redmond on the pickoff attempt.I. Suzuki out at 3rd, R. Goins to B. Lawrie. Y. Solarte flies out to M. Cabrera. D. Anna pops out to B. Lawrie.
(0 Runs, 1 Hits, 1 Errors, 0 LOB)

**Blue Jays 5th (Yankees 5, Blue Jays 3)** -- M. Cabrera grounds out, B. Roberts to K. Johnson. C. Rasmus flies out to I. Suzuki. J. Bautista strikes out swinging.
(0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB)

**Yankees 6th (Yankees 5, Blue Jays 3)** -- J. Ellsbury walks. With B. Gardner batting, J. Ellsbury steals 2nd base. B. Gardner strikes out on foul tip. C. Beltran grounds out, R. Goins to E. Encarnacion, J. Ellsbury to 3rd. Pitcher Change: B. Cecil replaces T. Redmond. B. McCann grounds out to E. Encarnacion.
(0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors, 1 LOB)

**Blue Jays 6th (Yankees 5, Blue Jays 3)** -- E. Encarnacion singles to shortstop. A. Lind grounds into double play, D. Anna to Y. Solarte to K. Johnson, E. Encarnacion out at 2nd. D. Navarro lines out to J. Ellsbury.
(0 Runs, 1 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB)

**Yankees 7th (Yankees 5, Blue Jays 3)** -- B. Roberts struck out looking. K. Johnson triples to right-center field. I. Suzuki grounds out, R. Goins to E. Encarnacion. Y. Solarte grounds out, R. Goins to E. Encarnacion.
(0 Runs, 1 Hits, 0 Errors, 1 LOB)

**Blue Jays 7th (Yankees 5, Blue Jays 3)** -- B. Lawrie strikes out swinging. Offensive Substitution: Pinch hitter M. Izturis replaces R. Goins. M. Izturis flies out to B. Gardner. J. Diaz struck out looking.
(0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors, 0 LOB)

**Yankees 8th (Yankees 6, Blue Jays 3)** -- M. Izturis remains in the game as the second baseman. Pitcher Change: S. Delabar replaces B. Cecil. D. Anna walks. Yankees challenge (force play) denied, play stands as called: J. Ellsbury lines out, S. Delabar to E. Encarnacion, D. Anna to 2nd. With B. Gardner batting, wild pitch by S. Delabar, D. Anna to 3rd. B. Gardner singles to right field, D. Anna scores. C. Beltran lines out to M. Cabrera. With B. McCann batting, B. Gardner steals 2nd base. B. McCann strikes out swinging.
(1 Runs, 1 Hits, 0 Errors, 1 LOB)

**Blue Jays 8th (Yankees 6, Blue Jays 3)** -- Pitcher Change: M. Thornton replaces M. Tanaka. M. Cabrera grounds out, Y. Solarte to K. Johnson. C. Rasmus struck out looking. Pitcher Change: D. Betances replaces M. Thornton. J. Bautista walks. E. Encarnacion grounds into a force out, Y. Solarte to B. Roberts, J. Bautista out at 2nd.
(0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors, 1 LOB)

**Yankees 9th (Yankees 7, Blue Jays 3)** -- Pitcher Change: J. Jeffress replaces S. Delabar. B. Roberts strikes out swinging. K. Johnson strikes out swinging. I. Suzuki singles to pitcher. Y. Solarte doubles to right-center field, I. Suzuki scores. D. Anna singles to left field, Y. Solarte out at home on the throw, M. Cabrera to D. Navarro.
(1 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors, 1 LOB)

**Blue Jays 9th (Yankees 7, Blue Jays 3)** -- A. Lind walks. Pitcher Change: D. Robertson replaces D. Betances. D. Navarro pops out to Y. Solarte. B. Lawrie grounds into a force out, Y. Solarte to B. Roberts, A. Lind out at 2nd. M. Izturis lines out to B. Gardner in foul territory.
(0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors, 1 LOB)

**Final: **Yankees 7, Blue Jays 3

**WP: **Masahiro Tanaka (1-0).
**LP: **Dustin McGowan (0-1).
**Time: **3:26.
**Attendance: **48197.
**Official Scorer: **Stephen Utter.