Jordan Montgomery worked himself in and out of trouble against the Blue Jays, allowing one run in six innings on four hits and three walks with five strikeouts.
Montgomery retired the first six batters of the game before running into trouble in next three innings thereafter as the leadoff hitter reached base in each frame.
To start the third inning, Aledmys Diaz knocked a single then Randal Grichuk walked. Two batters later, Montgomery walked Steve Pierce to load the bases. He escaped damage by striking out Teoscar Hernandez and forcing a pop out from Yangervis Solarte.
The fourth was tamer after Kendrys Morales led off the inning with a single as Montgomery retired the next three batters in order.
In the fifth, Montgomery would give up a run after starting the inning with a leadoff walk to Grichuck. The outfielder would come around to score two batters later on an RBI single by Pierce. With one run already in, the Blue Jays were threatening for more with runners on the corners and no outs. Mongomery was able to retire Hernandez, Solarte and Morales without either run coming in, keeping the Yankees' 2-1 lead heading into the sixth.
Montgomery stayed in the game for one more inning, a 1-2-3 sixth, and the Yankees would add seven insurance runs, extending their lead to 9-1 heading into the seventh.