NEW YORK - The Yankees and Mets both opened their seasons Monday afternoon.  

Alex Rodriguez received a huge ovation in his first game back from a yearlong drug suspension.

Mashiro Tanaka was the opening day starter for the Yanks. He pitched well until the third inning, when he gave up five runs.

The big blow was Toronto Blue Jays' Edwin Encarnacion, who hit a two-run homerun. A-Rod went 1-for-2, including a single in the fifth inning.

The Yankees lost to the Blue Jays, 6-1.

The Mets were scheduled to take on the Nationals in Washington, D.C.