New York Yankees defeat Toronto Blue Jays, 8-2

TORONTO - When does a slow start turn into a bad season?

Roughly 20% of the 2009 season has been played, and Mark Teixeira's awful April has turned into a miserable May. How long will it take until the Yankees are genuinely concerned with the lack of production from their $180 million superstar?

"I'm not going to say it's still early," Joe Girardi said before Wednesday night's game. "It's something that we're all aware of, but we know he's a very good player and he's...

TORONTO - Out with the old, in with the new for the Yankees ... at least for one night.

With Derek Jeter and Hideki Matsui on the bench nursing minor injuries, Joe Girardi had to get creative with his lineup card Wednesday night.

Stacking the top with his veterans, the manager filled out the bottom of the Yankees' lineup with light-hitting rookies Brett Gardner, Ramiro Pena and Francisco Cervelli. The young trio came through for Girardi, but then again, not much this...