Rout of Yankees gives Blue Jays something to build on

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By Shi Davidi, Sportsnet.ca, May 1, 2017

NEW YORK – A rout? Yes, a rout. A good-ole-fashioned rout, the first this season for the Toronto Blue Jays, who during their hard-to-fathom April scratched and clawed and struggled for every single win, nary a moment of comfort. That the rout came against the New York Yankees, who surged beyond expectations to a 15-8 April that gave them a share of top spot in the American League East, made Monday night’s 7-1 thumping all the more unexpected.

No less surprising was that thump from Ryan Goins and Chris Coghlan largely underpinned an excellent performance from Marco Estrada, who provided both the quantity and quality of innings his team desperately needed.

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