A-Rod, Teixeira drive in runs as Yankees top Blue Jays

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) Alex Rodriguez and Mark Teixeira drove in runs, leading the New York Yankees to a 4-3 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday.

Jose Bautista returned to Toronto's lineup after missing three games with a stiff neck. He was 0 for 3 with a strikeout.

Making his second road appearance of spring training, Rodriguez drove in Caesar Puello from third in the sixth with a line drive to center field following a long battle with Toronto starter J.A. Happ. Teixeira added another one batter later on a fielder's choice.

A-Rod also struck out swinging and grounded out. The three-time AL MVP raised his average to .303 but has not homered since his first at-bat March 3 against Philadelphia.

Yankees starter Bryan Mitchell allowed one hit – a double by Justin Smoak – and struck out four in four innings.