It was a time of turmoil and change within the Toronto Blue Jays family, but at the end of the day they found some security in the one mighty bat they've come to rely on.

With Adam Lind banished to triple-A Las Vegas and Brett Lawrie banished to baseball prison for four days, the Jays lineup had a rather different look to it on Thursday. It even featured the first ever Brazilian to grace a major-league field -- and record a hit -- 24-year-old Yan Gomes.

But in Toronto's 4-1 win over the New York Yankees, Jose Bautista served notice that the Jays are still very much his team.