Yankees use big inning to beat Stroman, Blue Jays

The 21-year-old Torres, who stranded six runners, played second base and batted eighth in a Yankees lineup that didn't include a player 30 or older for the first time since September 29, 1989, according to STATS.

Toronto left-hander Jaime Garcia (2-1) took the loss Sunday, allowing four runs, six hits and three walks while striking out six in 5 1/3 innings.

"It's what everybody's been talking about: We've got a lot of prospects in the minor league system", Gregorius said. "Really proud of his effort".

0-4 in Montgomery's last 4 home starts against a team with a winning record. The Yankees tied the game on Miguel Andujar's solo home run in the bottom of the fourth, but German allowed two runs in the fifth - one on another single by Gurriel - and then a solo home run to Yangervis Solarte in the sixth.

Yankees: Placed reliever Adam Warren on the 10-day disabled list with a right back strain and recalled right-hander Jonathan Holder from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

"My thought process, especially when we're struggling, just kind of be the guy to get us out of it, " Montgomery said. "He has a knack for making pitches". I was trying to help our bullpen out. Giancarlo Stanton walks. Aaron Hicks reaches on a fielder's choice to shallow infield.

After a 19-pitch fifth got Montgomery to 85 pitches, he went back out and cruised through a six-pitch sixth. Montgomery then allowed back-to-back singles to Lourdes Gurriel Jr. and Pearce, which brought home the Jays' first run of the game. Grichuk was walked twice by Montgomery despite beginning the game with an.088 batting average.

Again, though, Montgomery battled. Pitchers are creatures of habit, and Walker believes the cold weather and various postponements this spring have taken a toll. RHP Jake Odorizzi (1-1, 3.38) vs. RHP Masahiro Tanaka (2-2, 6.45).

Despite the outcome and lack of early-season success, Stroman said he believes Saturday's performance could be a small step in the right direction and is confident that he can fix his command issues moving forward. "You better execute when you're facing him or you're in trouble", Yankees manager Aaron Boone said. Not that it was bad past year, but he's got more confidence. He's been in higher-leverage situations. "So I think it speaks volumes for his character that he was able to keep the game slow and make pitches when he needed to".

First pitch is scheduled for 1:05 p.m. ET on YES Network and can be heard on the radio at WFAN 660/101.9 FM. Holder pitched two ideal innings and struck out two.

"I expect a lot more from myself", said Gray, whose fastball velocity was down a tick to 92.5 miles per hour, adding another layer of concern to what has been a turbulent beginning to the season.

Walker is concerned, however, that Toronto's rotation - expected to be one of the better ones in the AL this season - has stumbled out of the starting blocks.

  • Julie Sanders