Flukey first inning helps lift Blue Jays over Yankees

Toronto Blue Jays catcher J.P. Arencibia tags New York Yankees base runner Alex Rodriguez out at...

Toronto Blue Jays catcher J.P. Arencibia tags New York Yankees base runner Alex Rodriguez out at the plate at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Aug. 28, 2013. (MARK BLINCH/Reuters)

MIKE RUTSEY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:46 PM ET

TORONTO - What’s that they say about if you come to the ballpark often enough you’re bound to see something you’ve never seen before?

Welcome to the first inning Wednesday’s game between the Toronto Blue Jays and New York Yankees.

Having already hopped on Yankees’ starter Hiroki Kuroda for a couple of runs, the Jays found themselves with two outs and runners on first and second.

J.P. Arencibia came to the plate and with two strikes got rung up on a Kuroda fastball.

The problem for the Yankees was that catcher Chris Stewart got crossed up on the pitch, and had the ball bounce off his glove and dribble toward the Jays dugout.

Arencibia, a slow runner, chugged as fast as he could toward first base and Stewart, having retrieved the ball, fired it to Lyle Overbay.

Stewart ended up plunking Arencibia in the shoulder with the ball bounding down the first-base line.




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