NEW YORK — The Toronto Blue Jays had little to show for their first time through the lineup against Masahiro Tanaka.

When Tanaka struggled with his command during the second time through the order, the Blue Jays capitalized.

Catcher Russell Martin had a two-run single and first baseman Edwin Encarnacion slugged a two-run home run when the Blue Jays scored five times in the top of the third inning en route to a 6-1 victory over the New York Yankees Monday afternoon at Yankee Stadium.

The anticipated season debut for Tanaka started off with promise as he struck out three of the first four hitters on two sliders and a splitter. An inning later, it seemed apparent that he did not have much of the command from before his trip to the disabled list with a right elbow injury that might need Tommy John surgery at some point.

“It just felt like as a team we just did enough to battle him and get his pitch count up a little bit,” Martin said. “A couple of guys took advantage of some mistakes that he left up in the zone.”

“His command was all right,” Toronto rookie center fielder Dalton Pompey said. “I faced him last year and I think he was really electric last year and not to say he wasn’t (today). Just a couple of mistakes. He pitched well and we got him a couple of times.”

One of those times came after Toronto took a 1-0 lead on New York third baseman Chase Headley’s throwing error on a sacrifice bunt attempt by shortstop Jose Reyes.

On the next pitch, Martin singled off Tanaka’s four-seam fastball that scored rookie second baseman Devon Travis and Reyes. After Tanaka retired right fielder Jose Bautista, Encarnacion hit a 2-1 sinker into the left field seats.

“I was in bad counts and obviously that’s going to give the advantages to the batters,” Tanaka said through an interpreter. “I just wasn’t able to pitch the way I wanted to, just basically missing the spots.”

Tanaka lasted four innings and allowed five runs (four earned) and five hits. He was on an about a 90-pitch limit and finished with 82 on a day when he fell behind 10 of the 20 hitters faced.

Tigers 4, Twins 0

DETROIT — Efficient left-hander David Price retired the first 13 batters he faced Monday and fell one out shy of a complete-game five hitter, getting home run support from J.D. Martinez and Alex Avila in pacing the Detroit Tigers to a 4-0 victory over the Minnesota Twins in the season-opener for both teams.

Manager Brad Ausmus was booed when he came out to visit Price after he gave up a two-out single in the ninth and he got booed again when he yanked the starter for closer Joe Nathan following an infield single by the Twins’ Joe Mauer.

Nathan got former Tiger right fielder Torii Hunter to look at a called third strike to end the game and earned the save.

Orioles 6, Rays 2

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Baltimore Orioles starter Chris Tillman took a shutout into the seventh inning and Baltimore got three home runs on the way to a 6-2 win over the Tampa Bay Rays in Monday’s season opener at Tropicana Field.

Outfielder Alejandro De Aza scored as the first batter of the season, then added a two-run home run, with first baseman Steve Pearce and shortstop Ryan Flaherty adding solo shots for the Orioles (1-0).

It was a disappointing debut for new Rays manager Kevin Cash, whose team had an error in its first chance and didn’t get a hit until the fourth inning, playing to a sellout crowd of 31,042.

Tillman left with two outs in the seventh, giving up one run on four hits in a strong start.

Mariners 4, Angels 1

SEATTLE — They call him “The King” for a reason.

Actually, ace right-hander Felix Hernandez has earned the moniker for several reasons: His staggering repertoire of lethal pitches, his on-field intensity, the way he goes deep into games and how he has never lost his first start of the season.

The latter was on display Monday as Hernandez turned in another dominating Opening Day performance to lead the Seattle Mariners to a 4-1 win over the Los Angeles Angels at Safeco Field.

The victory improved Hernandez’s record to 6-0 in eight career openers, all with the Mariners.

A season after finishing second in the American League Cy Young voting to Indians right-hander Corey Kluber, Hernandez began the 2015 regular season right where he left off. He allowed just two hits and one run over seven innings while striking out 10, walking one and hitting a batter. It marked the third time the Venezuela native has recorded at least 10 strikeouts in an opening day start.

Royals 10, White Sox 1

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Yordano “Ace” Ventura limited the Chicago White Sox to one run in six-plus innings before leaving with a cramping right thumb as the Kansas City Royals beat the White Sox 10-1 Monday.

The Royals snapped a six-game opening day losing streak.

Ventura allowed four hits — one a solo homer to first baseman Jose Abreu to lead off the seventh — walked one and struck out two. He went down in agony after throwing a strike to designated hitter Adam LaRoche in the seventh. He will be evaluated later in the week, but the Royals do not believe it is serious.

The Royals’ offense included a three-run home run by right-fielder Alex Rios, who went 3-for-4 in his Kansas City debut.

Third baseman Mike Moustakas homered, singled, walked and put down a sacrifice bunt, while left fielder Alex Gordon rolled a slow roller up the middle for a two-run single in the five-run seventh to break the game open. Catcher Salvador Perez singled, doubled and drove in a run.