J.A. Happ pitched two perfect innings in the Yankees' opening game of spring training, but the Bombers lost to the Blue Jays by a final score of 2-1 on Saturday. >> Box score
5 things to know from Saturday's game...
1) Happ faced six projected Blue Jays regulars over his two innings and retired all of them, including strikeouts of Cavan Biggio, Lourdes Gurriel Jr. and Randal Grichuk.
2) Happ gave way to Michael King, who allowed two hits but no runs over 1 2/3 innings pitched. Luis Cessa followed that up with another 1 1/3 innings of scoreless work.
3) Nick Tropeano pitched the sixth for the Yankees while Luis Avilan began the seventh inning, with both pitchers allowing a run in their outing. Kaleb Ort, Domingo Acevedo and Brooks Kriskie kept the Blue Jays off the board over the final 2 1/3 innings.
4) Of the Yankees projected opening day starters, just DJ LeMahieu, Gleyber Torres and Gio Urshela appeared in Saturday's game. The trio combined to go 0-for-5 with a walk. LeMahieu led off the game with a base on balls.
5) Trailing 2-0 in the ninth, the Yankees mounted a rally, started by a lead-off home run off the bat of Chris Gittens to make it a 2-1 game. But with runners on first and second and two outs, former Met Josh Thole struck out to end the game and seal the victory for Toronto.
The Yankees travel to Port Charlotte, Fla. on Sunday to take on the Rays, with Jonathan Loaisiga opening up the game on the mound. First pitch is scheduled for 1:05 p.m.