Brett Gardner, of all people, got the Yanks off the HR schneid with a 2-run blast as the Yanks hung on to beat Toronto 6-4 on Sunday afternoon.
The Yanks had gone five games without a HR before Gardner hit their first HR of the season to put them up 6-1. They needed that HR.
The Yanks broke out with three in the first when Gardner walked, stole second (the Yanks haven’t been caught stealing this year yet, and had three steals today) moved to third on a groundout by Jeter, and scored on an Ellsbury groundout. After a walk to McCann and a HBP to Soriano, Kelly Johnson doubled home two runs.
CC gave a run back right away on a leadoff HR by Melky.
The Yanks got three in the fourth on a walk to Roberts, who stole second. Solarte doubled him home and Gardner homered to put the Yanks up 6-1.
Derek Jeter had two hits in the game to move him to 3320 for his career. The two hits passed Paul Molitor on the all-time hits list and puts Jeter #8 all-time. Next up are Carl Yastrzemski at 3419 and Honus Wagner at 3430. Jeter should end his career #6, behind Rose, Cobb, Aaron, Musial and Speaker.
CC gave up 3 runs in the sixth. He went 6, 4 R, 7 H, 0 walks and 6 K. (1-1, 7.50). He has given up 10 R in 12 IP this season so far.
Adam Warren a 1-2-3 seventh. Shawn Kelley a scoreless 8th, giving up a two-out triple.
Robertson Save #2 in the 9th. With one out, he gave up a hit and a walk but got out of it.
Gardner the HR and 2 RBI. Jeter 2 hits. Johnson 2 RBI.
Soriano finally got a hit and is now 1 for 19.