The Yankees won their third straight game, improving to 66-46 on the season after taking game one of a three game set against the Blue Jays in Toronto. Freddy Garcia pitched six strong innings, and new Yankee Ichiro Suzuki drove in 5 runs--the first time since August of 2004 against the Royals--and the Yankees got a 10-4 win.
They took a 3-2 lead into the eigth before blowing the game open in the final two innings. Mark Texiera hit his 22nd homer of the season, and Ichiro drove in 2 of his 5 runs to give the Yankees a 6-2 lead. Ichiro's single scored Russell Martin and Jayson Nix, after Martin hit a pop fly that Blue Jays second baseman Kelly Johnson let bounce off his head Canseco-style (weirdly enough this was scored a hit). The Yanks added to the lead in the ninth, with Nick Swisher doubling in Derek Jeter, and then scoring on a Raul Ibanez pinch-hit single. Ichiro then drove in yet another two runs with a double to make the score 10-3.
Toronto scored one more run in the bottom of the ninth before Cody Eppley struck out Anthony Gose to end the game. The loss was the Blue Jays' third in a row.