Bronx, NY (Sports Network) - Robinson Cano, Vernon Wells and Francisco Cervelli all homered as the New York Yankees overcame an early deficit to record a 5-3 victory over the visiting Toronto Blue Jays in the opener of a four-game series.
Cano's three-run blast in the bottom of the third inning staked New York to a 4-3 lead that Hiroki Kuroda and the Yankee bullpen made stand to deal the struggling Blue Jays a fifth loss in seven games.
Kuroda (3-1) allowed homers to Edwin Encarnacion and Brett Lawrie that put Toronto ahead 3-0 after 1 1/2 innings, but didn't give up a run over the remainder of his six-inning stint before three New York relievers finished off the win with three scoreless frames.
Encarnacion finished with two RBI and Lawrie went 2-for-4 for the Blue Jays. Mark Buehrle (1-1) served up all three Yankee homers and permitted five runs total over a 5 1/3-inning stint.