A three-run 7th changed a 4-3 deficit into a 6-4 lead that the Yankees would not give up in today’s victory for the second game of this series.
Following a 4-pitch walk of Alex Rodriguez and a pitching change, Robinson Cano made the Blue Jays pay for providing free baserunners with a two-run double to take the lead. Robinson Cano has accepted what comes with a walk of Alex Rodriguez as an opportunity to make a splash on the game many times and with Mark Teixeira not available to play following getting hit by a pitch in the back of the right leg during the last game of the Boston Red Sox series, Robinson Cano and Alex Rodriguez moved up in the lineup and made the most of the change, with each getting a hit and scoring a run. Hopefully this mentality will continue to be reflected in his batting as Mark Teixeira makes his return to the lineup and deepens the amount of impact bats for the Yankees.
Francisco Cervelli hit his 3rd home run of the season and notably did not express his notable enthusiasm on the field or when touching home plate, possibly stemming from the clap of his hands following his home run in Boston. Though he maintains his energetic personality behind the plate as he will still be seen pumping his fist following big outs.
Bartolo Colon surrendered two long balls over 6.1 innings. He had the two-seam fastball working as he had 7 strikeouts, 5 of which were looking. Mariano Rivera and Rafael Soriano were not available after all the work they put in during the Red Sox series so the bullpen was a little shorter and the relief for Colon came in the form of Boone Logan and David Robertson. David Robertson closed out the game for his first save of this season as the Yankees maintain their hold on 1st place.