I missed most of this one, so this’ll be quick. Ivan Nova recovered from a shaky first inning to go seven strong, striking out four and only giving up three hits as the Yankees beat the Blue Jays 3-2. The win, coupled with Boston’s loss to the Rangers, landed the Yankees back in first place.
The Yankees were without both Mark Teixeira and Alex Rodriguez, and though the offense only picked up four hits all game — Toronto starter Brandon Morrow went six innings and struck out a Morrow-esque eight — they made their hits count. The two teams go back at it Saturday afternoon, with Ricky Romero squaring off against Bartolo Colon at 1:10pm.