With Brett Gardner hitting .140, Derek Jeter at .241 and Curtis Granderson at .239 after Sunday's 6-5 win over Texas, the Yankees have been getting the job done with the long ball rather than little ball. That's OK with manager Joe Girardi -- for now. "A lot of our runs have come off home runs, but there's nothing wrong with that," Girardi said. "There have been teams that have been very successful that have scored runs that way. You want to believe you can create runs as well, as you talked about. And I think we can. I think we have enough speed and we have enough guys that can do some little things that we can create runs. But so far, it's been more -- I know one game, I think, we scored four runs and didn't hit a home run. We won the game by guys doing little things, and I think our guys are good at that." Second baseman Robinson Cano homered in his first at-bat on Sunday night and has a nine-game hitting streak, during which he's hitting .351 (13-for-37) with three homers, nine RBIs and five doubles. The Yankees have scored at least four runs in a Major League-high 12 games this year, going 9-3 in those contests. Blue Jays: Men of steal
Coming into Tuesday's game, the Blue Jays have recorded 21 steals in 16 games this season. Travis Snider and Aaron Hill are tied for the club lead with five steals apiece, and both were within one of matching their personal highs of six steals in a season. Despite the high success total, Toronto has also been caught six times, but manager John Farrell said the team is prepared to live through the highs and lows of aggressive baserunning. "We've had a lot of success as far as running the bases go, and you're not going to be right 100 percent of the time," Farrell said. "We don't want our aggressiveness curtailed for the fact that we gambled wrong in that situation. "For us to really generate and to continue to cause a little disruption, that's a part of our offense, and we have to stick by that." The Blue Jays reacquired prospect Danny Farquhar from the A's on Monday for left-hander David Purcey, who was designated for assignment Tuesday. Farquhar was originally drafted by the Blue Jays in the 10th round of the 2008 First-Year Player Draft. He was sent to the Athletics as part of an offseason trade for outfielder Rajai Davis. Farquhar had appeared in four games this season for Triple-A Sacramento and had yet to allow an earned run while striking out nine in eight innings. He is expected to report to Triple-A Las Vegas. Worth noting
Third baseman Alex Rodriguez, who could return from oblique/back/ribs stiffness in the Toronto series, needs only four RBIs to tie Carl Yastrzemski (1,844) for 10th on the all-time list. ... Although Drabek has made only six starts in the Major Leagues, one came against the Yankees. It took place Sept. 28 at Rogers Centre, and while Drabek took the loss, he turned in a quality start, giving up three runs in six innings while striking out four and walking one.