DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) -- The Toronto Blue Jays quickly warmed up on an unusually chilly day.
Josh Johnson allowed one run over three innings, Maicer Izturis had five RBI and the Blue Jays routed the New York Yankees 17-5 on Thursday.
Johnson, coming off a start last Friday in which he retired all 11 batters he faced, gave up two hits and struck out five. The right-hander is part of a revamped Toronto rotation that includes other offseason additions R.A. Dickey and Mark Buehrle.
The biggest challenge Johnson faced was sitting in the dugout for long stretches during a pair of big Toronto innings on a windy day with a game time temperature near 60.
"It's something, hopefully, I can get used to this year," Johnson said. "I don't think I ever really been through something like that. That was crazy, especially the first inning, come out and do that. It was awesome, but not fun at the time. You want to get out there and find that tempo. It was kind of here and there, but it was a good outing overall."
Melky Cabrera drove in four runs for the Blue Jays, who led 15-1 after two innings.
Cabrera had an RBI double and two-run double, and Izturis drove in three runs with double during the Blue Jays' nine-run first against Jose Ramirez and Adam Warren. Toronto slugger Jose Bautista, who made two of the three outs during the 13-batter first, slammed his bat to the ground after striking out to end the inning.
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Izturis had a two-run single, Cabrera added an RBI single and Bautista knocked in two on a double in a six-run second that made it 15-1. Mark DeRosa had a three-inning solo homer.