The New York Yankees’ bats have finally woke up at the right time in Toronto against the Blue Jays knocking them off 4-1 on Saturday.

  • Yankees: 4
  • Blue Jays: 1
  • Win: Masahiro Tanaka (9-5)
  • Loss: Marco Estrada (10-7)

It sure was Tanaka Time today in Toronto. With the New York Yankees coming off a stunning 4-3 victory on Friday night, Masahiro Tanaka looked to make it two in a row on Saturday afternoon.

He did just that with an impressive complete game victory.

Tanaka only yielded one run and five hits while striking out nine of the hottest hitters in the league today over 112 pitches.

Offensively the bats have risen from the dead. Mark Teixeira and Carlos Betran both belted solo home runs off Jays starter Marco Estrada.

Even rookie first baseman Greg Bird got into the mix by collecting his first career MLB hit. He played first with Teixeira as the DH on an Alex Rodriguez off day.

And oh yeah, the good folks for the Yanks decided to stick it to the Jays a bit after the game. Don’t you think so to, eh?

Toronto now trails New York by 1.5 games in the AL East. They’ll look to salvage the final game of this three-game set on Sunday.

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