Bronx, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Sometimes a little help from the other team is
all it takes.
The New York Yankees got their first win of the season with an odd rally in
the eighth inning Wednesday night that included a bloop double, a couple of
hit batters, a wild pitch and a deflected ground ball.
At the end, it was Chase Headley’s RBI single that punctuated the three-run
flurry to give the Yankees a 4-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays.
It came after the Yankees started the season with a 6-1 loss in the opener of
the three-game series Monday, spoiling Alex Rodriguez’s regular season return.
They trailed this one 3-1 before Chris Young’s bloop to shallow right field,
and his hustling burst to second base, sparked the late-inning rally.
Jacoby Ellsbury added a single and finished with two hits and two runs scored
for New York, which got six innings and six strikeouts from Michael Pineda,
who made debut after a strong spring training and gave up two runs.
“We just took advantage of the miscues and some of the things that happened
… but we got it done and that’s what mattered,” said Yankees manager Joe
Devon Travis had two hits for the Blue Jays and helped them score two of their
Toronto knuckleballer R.A. Dickey gave up one run on four hits and three walks
in 6 1/3 innings. The right-hander struck out four and left the game with the