With Marrone in attendance, Yanks rout Jays

NEW YORK (AP) - Syracuse Head Football Coach Doug Marrone was in the Bronx on Saturday taking in the Yankees-Blue Jays Game. Marrone, a Bronx native, was at the game with his wife and three children. YES announcer Michael Kay said he thinks Marrone will turn the Orange program around.

Brett Gardner hit his first career grand slam and Alex Rodriguez drove in four more runs during the Yankees' biggest offensive inning in five years, carrying New York to an 11-3 rout of the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday.

The high-powered Yankees scored 11 times during their 37-minute third inning, sending 15 batters to the plate. It was their most prolific outburst since scoring 13 times in the eighth against Tampa Bay on June 21, 2005.

Gardner's slam knocked Blue Jays ace Ricky Romero from the game after 2 2-3 innings, the shortest start of his career. He allowed eight of the 11 runs, the most given up by Toronto in an inning since Kansas City also scored 11 times in the seventh on Aug. 6, 1979.

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