Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Blue Jays mistakes assist Yankees in comeback win

YANKEES 4 - Blue Jays 3 

W - Betances (1-0)
L - Loup (0-1) 
S - Miller (1)

Mental mistakes by the Toronto Blue Jays bullpen was enough to spark an eighth inning comeback for the Yankees as they found a way to prevail 4-3, and earn their first win of the 2015 season. 

Trailing the Jays 3-1 the Yankees plated three runs in the inning to take the lead. First Chris Young and Jacoby Ellsbury delivered back-to-back base hits against reliever Aaron Loup. Brett Gardner was then hit by a pitch from Loup to load the bases. Brett Cecil was forced into action in relief of Loup and faired even worse. A wild pitch to Carlos Beltran allowed Young to score to cut the deficit to 3-2. 

After an intentional walk to Mark Teixeira loaded the bases again, Cecil hit Brain McCann, driving in the tying run. The Yankees put the ball out of the infield when Chase Headley made up for a rough opener by lining a RBI single to left to put New York up 4-3. 

Andrew Miller, making his first appearance for the Bronx Bombers got the save in a clean ninth inning. Dellin Betances got the victory. Michael Pineda got the start for New York and pitched well, surrendering only two runs in six innings of work. 

R.A. Dickey was brilliant for Toronto, allowing only one run on four hits over six innings. 

The Yankees and Jays wrap up their season opening series on Thursday night. 

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