Jays' Smoak named AL Player of the Week

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Pillar is the first Blue Jays player to record three stolen bases in an inning.

Yangervis Solarte gave Toronto a 4-3 lead in the eighth with a solo home run, and Pillar got on base with a single later in the inning.

NOTES: Pillar is the first Blue Jays player to steal three bases in one inning.

Ryan Tepera (1-0) pitched one inning for the win and Roberto Osuna finished for his first save.

Justin Smoak, on the day of his bobblehead giveaway, hit a double and two singles and drove in a pair of runs for Toronto (1-2).

New York's Sonny Gray allowed one run on seven hits in four-plus innings but needed 89 pitches.

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Boone said, as a manager, he does not want to be a victim of recency bias and that a large pool of information will nearly always outweigh the small for him.

Stroman allowed four earned runs over five innings.

"Just adds a little extra anticipation", said Stanton with a smile after the game was postponed.

The Yankees split their first series of the season, winning two games and losing two at Toronto. Outfielders Jacoby Ellsbury (strained right oblique) and Clint Frazier (concussion) are also on the DL. Donaldson did not look like his ferocious self in this four-game series and certainly was inferior to Smoak, who had homered in his previous at-bat against Tommy Kahnle to draw the Blue Jays within 4-3. Plus, get every single game of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, key Raptors & NBA Playoffs matchups and the 100th Mastercard Memorial Cup, all in one subscription. An hour after the game ended, Donaldson played catch on the outfield turf, making throws from right-center to the left field foul line, before fielding grounders and making throws to first base. LHP Sam Moll cleared waivers and was assigned to the minor leagues.

The Yankees, after scoring four runs in the third inning against Patchogue-Medford's Marcus Stroman, led the entire way, pulling into the seventh inning with a 4-1 lead.

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