All eyes were on Yankees' starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka (1-0), as he made his first career Major League start yesterday. Tanaka impressed, as he went seven innings, allowing six hits, three runs (two earned), while striking out eight Blue Jay hitters. The Yankees also went off offensively, as every starter in their lineup got at least one base knock. Jacoby Ellsbury had three hits and five total bases. He stole two bases and scored two runs as well. And, Ichiro Suzuki also led the Yankees in hits, as he singled three times, and also scored two runs.
The Blue Jays got an early lead on Tanaka in the first two innings, scoring all three of their runs in that time. Melky Cabrera took Tanaka's third pitch of the evening, and launched it to right center field. Jonathan Diaz singled in their other two runs in the second, driving in Dioner Navarro and Brett Lawrie. Dustin McGowan (0-1), took the loss, allowing four Yankee runs in only two and two-thirds innings pitched.
Yankees (2-2) 7, Blue Jays (2-3) 3