Dickey outduels Pineda as Blue Jays blank Yanks
Toronto, ON (SportsNetwork.com) - R.A. Dickey spun 6 2/3 scoreless innings to spoil Michael Pineda's long-awaited first start as a New York Yankee and lead the Toronto Blue Jays to a 4-0 victory over their American League East rival.
Dickey (1-1) held the Yankees to five hits and a walk while striking out six, with three relievers polishing off the seven-hit shutout that evened this three-game series.
Pineda (0-1) was hung with a hard-luck loss in his first big league outing since September of 2011, touched for one run on five hits over six innings of work. The right-hander, who spent the last two seasons recovering from shoulder surgery, fanned five without issuing a walk.
Toronto led 1-0 after 7 1/2 innings before extending the margin on a pair of homers in the eighth, a solo blast by Melky Cabrera and a two-run shot from Jose Bautista.
The Yankees got three hits out of Jacoby Ellsbury and two each from Francisco Cervelli and Yangervis Solarte, but went 1-for-11 with men in scoring position and stranded 10 runners.
04/05 16:04:45 ET