Yangervis Solarte hit a tiebreaking homer in the eighth inning and Pillar added an insurance run by stealing second, third and home to send the Blue Jays over the New York Yankees 5-3 Saturday for their first win of the season. Although the white stuff was expected to stop coming down later in the morning, there is simply too much cleanup to be done to make the park playable. In 1996, the year the Bombers kick-started their most recent dynasty with a World Series title, their regular season opener in Cleveland was postponed one day because of snow and then their home opener the next week was played despite snowy conditions.
"There was a guy who did it during a spring training game and me and (Curtis) Granderson were talking about how it's not done enough", Pillar said. "It's going to be fun". You've just got to bundle up. "I think I'd rather snow". The New York Mets home game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citi Field was also postponed. Houston will unveil its championship banner before the game and give the ball to starter Charlie Morton, who was on the mound for the final out in Game 7 at Dodger Stadium.
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Toronto took its first lead of the season on Smoak's RBI single in the first, then took a 2-0 on Smoak's RBI double in the third off CC Sabathia.
"Huh", he recalled saying to himself. After taking Sunday off, the Phillies will face Matt Harvey at Citi Field. All-Star teammate Jonathan Schoop is 1 for 13. Eastern against the Tampa Bay Rays.
Lance Lynn makes his Minnesota debut at Pittsburgh after signing a $12 million, one-year contract in the offseason to join a Twins rotation that's off to a terrific start. The Yanks managed just two other hits and no other runs as the Blue Jays' hardly regaled pen - especially by comparison - did fantastically with Danny Barnes, Jon Axford, Tyler Clippard and Seung-hwan Oh teaming for four innings of goose eggs.