Vernon Wells, Robinson Cano and Francisco Cervelli hit home runs to rally the New York Yankees to a 5-3 Major League Baseball win against the Toronto Blue Jays, whose manager was ejected.
Wells hit a solo home run in the second inning after Edwin Encarnacion smacked a two-run homer for the Blue Jays in the first and Brett Lawrie added a solo home run in the second last night to give the Blue Jays a 3-0 lead at Yankee Stadium.
Cano, who has seven home runs this season, hit a three-run shot in the third and Cervelli homered in the fourth for the Yankees (12-9).
“I think people who watch baseball are not surprised,” Gardner said of Cano. “He’s a special hitter. He’s a special player. He’s fun to play with.”
Hiroki Kuroda (3-1) allowed three runs on six hits in six innings, while Mariano Rivera got his seventh save by striking out two in a perfect ninth inning.
Mark Buehrle (1-1) surrendered five runs on seven hits in 5 1/3 innings for the Blue Jays (9-14).
Blue Jays manager John Gibbons was tossed from the game by second base umpire Jeff Kellogg in the bottom of the seventh inning for arguing a reversal of a call at first base that gave New York’s Ben Francisco an infield hit.
Toronto manager John Gibbons was ejected in the seventh inning after umpires overturned a call at first, giving Ben Francisco an infield hit.
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