April 12, 2021

Yankees hold off Blue Jays for first win (New York Post)

The Yankees remade their starting rotation, but they still figure to rely heavily on their bullpen.

Even without Aroldis Chapman for a second straight game, the relief corps helped the Yankees get their first victory of the season, a 5-3 win over the Blue Jays on Saturday in The Bronx.

They got a second homer in as many games from Gary Sanchez and a two-run single from Jay Bruce, but they were clinging to a two-run lead in the eighth inning when Darren O’Day allowed a pair of bloop singles to open the inning.

O’Day recovered to get a pair of outs before manager Aaron Boone went to Chad Green for a four-out save. With two on and two out in that eighth inning, the right-hander got Rowdy Tellez swinging on a 1-and-2, 95-mph four-seamer to preserve the two-run lead.

Green finished the game in the ninth in front of an announced crowd of 10,107 at Yankee Stadium. Chapman will be back Sunday after serving his two-game suspension for throwing near the head of the Rays’ Mike Brosseau last season.

The Yankees took a 1-0 lead in the second. Gio Urshela hit a two-out single and went to third on a hard Clint Frazier double to left. DJ LeMahieu followed…

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