Blue Jays Spring Training Recap – March 8th, 2012

The Toronto Blue Jays defeated the New York Yankees 6-1 today in spring training action, read the full recap here.

J.P. Arencibia and Travis Snider each homered as the Blue Jays roughed up right-hander Ivan Nova en route to a 6-1 victory over the Yankees on Thursday afternoon at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium.

Nova pitched a scoreless first inning but got into trouble in the second. Adam Lind doubled to lead off the frame while third baseman Brett Lawrie followed with an RBI single to account for the game’s first run.

Snider added to the Blue Jays’ lead in the bottom of the sixth inning. His solo shot was his second homer in as many games as he continues to make a strong case in the competition for the starting job in left field against Eric Thames.

Left-hander Brett Cecil got the start for the Blue Jays and didn’t allow a run in two innings of work. Cecil allowed just one hit and issued one walk. Overall, Toronto’s pitching staff limited Alex Rodriguez, Mark Texeira and Raul Ibanez to just one hit in eight at-bats.

Colin Curtis hit a solo homer off Chad Beck in the ninth for the Yankees’ only run of the game.

Up next: Henderson Alvarez will start when the Blue Jays travel to Kissimmee, Fla., to take on the Astros at 1:05 p.m. ET Friday.  Toronto is expected to give most of its regulars a day off because of the long drive following a three-game homestand.

-Jays

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