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Jays beat Yanks 7-3 in series opener

J.P. Arencibia, who for some bizarre reason was hitting 8th last night, cleared the bases with a double in the Jays five-run 6th inning last night. That hit proved to be the difference as the Jays bullpen held the Yankees in check, for the most part, the rest of the way after spot starter Carlos Villaneuva (making only the 28th start of his career and first since October 2009) held the Yankees to 1 run over 5 solid innings throwing a total of 76 pitches.

The Jays made two errors, including another one from the catastrophic Edwin Encarnacion pushing his total to 11 for the year, to tie the Yankees for 3rd most in the AL. With June being a week away, the prospect of having Brett Lawrie called up becomes the next focus for the Jays. Eric Thames is up and now it’s Lawrie’s turn. Third base has been a black hole this year and Lawrie deserves every chance to be given the starting job.

Carlos Villanueva’s solid start (as was assumed here yesterday) will probably prompt AA and John Farrell to give him at least one more start before Jesse Litsch comes back off the DL. Romero gets the start today looking for his third straight win and the Jays their tenth in thirteen.

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