American League Game Summary - New York at Toronto|
(Tuesday, August 27th)
Final Score: New York 7, Toronto 1
Toronto, ON (Sports Network) - Alfonso Soriano belted two first-pitch homers
to back Andy Pettitte in the New York Yankees' 7-1 win over the Toronto Blue
Jays at Rogers Centre.
Soriano's first blast gave New York a 4-0 lead before an out had been recorded
by Toronto starter J.A. Happ (3-4). The second home run was the 400th of his
"He's been great for us. He's the reason we have been scoring a lot more
runs," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said of Soriano. "We get another big night
out of him tonight. He's been great."
Pettitte (10-9) scattered five hits and walked two over seven scoreless
innings, helping the Yankees improve to 13-2 against the Blue Jays this
year. Monday's loss in the opener snapped New York's 10-game winning
streak in the season series.
Moises Sierra collected three hits but was tagged out at home in the fifth,
thwarting a rare scoring chance for Toronto against Pettitte.
Brett Gardner doubled to begin the game and scored on a Derek Jeter single.
Jeter played in his second contest after missing 22 with a calf strain.
Robinson Cano then suffered a left hand contusion when a high pitch from Happ
ran in on him. After being thoroughly looked over by the team trainer, Cano
finally went to first base, and he wasn't there long because Soriano drove
Happ's next offering to left field for a three-run shot.
Eduardo Nunez replaced Cano in the field in the bottom of the inning.
Soriano opened the third with another drive to left off Happ, who pitched 4
"I wasn't sharp enough. It's tough when you get behind against a team like
that," Happ said.
Mark Reynolds and Alex Rodriguez hit solo homers in consecutive innings off
reliever Esmil Rogers to put the Yankees up 7-0 after seven. It was career
home run No. 651 for the embattled Rodriguez and his second in as many days.
Adam Warren pitched the final two innings for New York and gave up an RBI
double to Kevin Pillar in the eighth.
X-rays taken on Cano's hand were negative and he is considered day-to-day ...
Pettitte is now 25-13 lifetime versus Toronto, tying Mike Mussina for the most
wins all-time against the franchise.
08/28 02:02:06 ET