Yankees' home opener imperiled after Bronx is bombed by snow

Yankees' home opener imperiled after Bronx is bombed by snow

Yankees' home opener imperiled after Bronx is bombed by snow

The Yankees are 2-2 and the Rays are 1-3.

Pillar's daring play was Toronto's first straight steal of home since Aaron Hill did it against the Yankees in 2007 and it sent the crowd of 37,692 at Rogers Centre into a frenzy. He's making a habit of getting around the bases by himself, too, as he hit the Jays' first home run of the season Friday.

Betances allowed two runs and three hits in two innings.

New manager Aaron Boone said he will stick with Betances, who has allowed runs in both appearances this season after struggling last September. One out later, NY chose to intentionally walk Josh Donaldson to load the bases for Smoak, who worked the count full before his shot to center field.

The extended history screamed Boone should order Josh Donaldson walked to load the bases with two outs in the eighth and have David Robertson try to protect a one-run lead against Justin Smoak.

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NY split a four-game series against the Toronto Blue Jays to open the season, which included Giancarlo Stanton's first game in pinstripes.

Brandon Drury hit a two-run homer in New York's four-run third inning. He walked three and struck out eight, including four straight during one stretch.

"A little peek into the strength of Tyler Austin right there", Boone said. It was a great throw. The question is whether the snow will melt in time for first pitch.

Jose Altuve and the Astros are set to celebrate their first World Series title when they play their home opener against Baltimore. Boone was believed to have one good option after another to summon from his pen to make any decision look ingenious. "We're pretty optimistic about him", Boone said. Outfielders Jacoby Ellsbury (strained right oblique) and Clint Frazier (concussion) are also on the DL. Tampa Bay lost the final three games of its opening series at home against Boston. RHP Miguel Gonzalez goes for Chicago.

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