Snowed out: Rays-Yankees series-opener postponed, rescheduled for Tuesday
- Author: Rosalie Stanley Apr 03, 2018,
Apr 03, 2018, 2:57
Pillar is the first Blue Jays player to record three stolen bases in an inning.
After Chad Green struck out four over two innings, Tommy Kahnle allowed a two-run homer to Smoak, a pain all series for the Yankees who would become an even bigger pain an inning later, that pulled Toronto within 4-3. He was burned asking Dellin Betances to go a second inning Saturday.
The extended history screamed Boone should order Josh Donaldson walked to load the bases with two outs in the eighth and have David Robertson try to protect a one-run lead against Justin Smoak. Toronto's second straight win salvaged a split of the four-game season-opening series at Rogers Centre.
It was the first baseman's seventh career multi-homer game.
Yankees right-hander Sonny Gray allowed one run and seven hits in four-plus innings. Stroman allowed four runs, all in the third inning, and three hits, also all in the third, over five innings.
"Just adds a little extra anticipation", said Stanton with a smile after the game was postponed. McKinney was recalled from Triple-A Friday after Hicks went on the 10-day disabled list because of a strained right ribcage.
"You can't do any better than he did today", manager John Gibbons said. Outfielders Jacoby Ellsbury (strained right oblique) and Clint Frazier (concussion) are also on the DL. LHP Sam Moll cleared waivers and was assigned to the minor leagues.
Tyler Austin hit two homers and drove in all three runs for the Yankees (2-1).
Blue Jays: RHP Marcus Stroman was limited to two starts in spring training because of a sore shoulder. Lynn was 11-8 with a 3.43 ERA in 33 starts last season for St. Louis.