Blue Jays RHP Sanchez lasts one inning in return from DL

His longest previous outing was three innings April 21 against the Los Angeles Angels when he picked up his only career win. He allowed one run in seven innings against the Tampa Bay Rays on April 8.

Colome had some reason to be careful with a 1-0 lead, as the Jays had a man on second with one out in the eighth, and - naturally - Bautista at the plate. That made the final line look ugly on paper - 5 2/3 innings, five runs, eight hits - but it was both a growth and learning experience in the end.

The Jays are coming off a pair wins over Tampa Bay Rays.

"I wouldn't have been out there if I throught it was something that was going to happen", Sanchez said. "This has been very frustrating and disappointing, but thankfully is not at all related to my most successful prostate cancer surgery back in November and for that I am most grateful". I was going to be aggressive. Now, if the umpire had not issued a warning, okay maybe he didn't think something was wrong.

Jose Bautista hit the game-tying double and scored on Russell Martin's single in the finale against the Rays.

"It was just a lot of pressure, stinging underneath the nail", said Sanchez, who was activated from the 10-day disabled list earlier in the day.

The worst team in the AL East entering the game - and playing without Josh Donaldson and Troy Tulowitzki - displayed signs of emerging from a deep funk by winning their previous two games.

I'm still not convinced the Blue Jays can recover to become a playoff calibre ball club, not from what I've seen thus far. "It's always fun to do it while contributing to a win".

In the first inning, Archer fired a first-pitch 97 miles per hour fastball well behind Bautista's back, resulting in a staredown between the two.

"They have played better", Yankees manager Joe Girardi said of the Blue Jays. Bautista glared down at Archer from the batter's box for what felt like an eternity.

When asked if this would rule him out of his next start, he said, "I hope not".

Toronto is also 4-10 in their last 14 road games versus a right-handed starter and the under is 10-4-1 in the Blue Jays' last 15 game twos of a series.

With Estrada improving to 1-1, Toronto's offence continued its recent, warming trend of hitting fastballs the way it had in its more dominating form from the past two seasons. He allowed six hits, one walk and two runs in six innings.

Marco Estrada (0-1, 2.70 ERA) will start for the Blue Jays series against the Yankees on Monday in NY and will try to upset baseball's most productive lineups. Estrada was 2-0 with a 3.12 ERA in four starts against the Yankees last season.

  • Julie Sanders