Smoak's grand slam lifts Jays over Yankees

"I kind of looked at him and I noticed he was a little far away from third base", Betances said.

They will begin a three-game series Monday night at the Rogers Centre against the Chicago White Sox, who had their game Sunday against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium postponed by cold weather.

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Kevin Pillar of the Toronto Blue Jays made franchise history on Saturday.

Brandon Drury hit his first home run for the Yankees during a four-run third.

Rookie Yankees manager Aaron Boone had chose to walk struggling Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson to load the bases to face Smoak, a move that failed dramatically. The game will now be played Tuesday, April 3 at 4 p.m.

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Smoak won a nine-pitch matchup with David Robertson (0-1) by hitting a full-count fastball into the second deck in center field.

Smoak's grand slam occurred after the Yankees opted to intentionally walk Josh Donaldson after Robertson put runners at second and third by allowing a single to Russell Martin and a double to Aledmys Diaz.

"I don't deal with the second guessing, I don't pay attention to it", Boone said. "It's been fun to see, just in my short time back, the connection they have with our players".

Montgomery won't make his scheduled start Monday after the Yankees' home opener against the Rays was postponed due to inclement weather, Erik Boland of Newsday reports.

Erik Boland started in Newsday's sports department in 2002.

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