(Saturday, September 20)
Final Score: Toronto 6, New York 3
Bronx, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – John Mayberry Jr.’s sacrifice fly capped a three-run sixth inning that carried the Toronto Blue Jays over the New York Yankees, 6-3, in the third contest of a four-game series.
Danny Valencia knocked in two runs for the Blue Jays, who snapped a six-game skid. Jose Bautista went 2-for-4 with a solo homer, four runs scored and three walks.
Toronto starter Marcus Stroman (11-6) allowed two runs on eight hits while striking out seven over six innings. The right-hander is appealing a six-game suspension he was docked after an incident against Baltimore on Monday.
Derek Jeter, Francisco Cervelli and Brian McCann each drove in a run for the Yankees, who saw a three-game winning streak come to an end. Chris Capuano (2-4) gave up four runs on five hits with four walks over 5 2/3 innings.
Trailing 2-1, the Blue Jays scored three runs in the sixth and took the lead for good. Bautista walked, Edwin Encarnacion reached on an infield single and Dioner Navarro walked to load the bases with no outs. Valencia hit a two-run double to left and Mayberry followed with a sac fly.
Bautista led off the seventh with a homer to make it 5-2.
The Blue Jays tacked on an insurance run in the ninth when Navarro hit an RBI single to plate Bautista, who began the frame with another walk, then advanced on a wild pitch and groundout.
Toronto sent Brandon Morrow to the mound in the bottom half, but he was given a quick hook as Brett Gardner singled and raced home on Jeter’s double to left. Casey Janssen came in from the bullpen and recorded the final two outs for his 24th save of the season.
Earlier, Bautista scored on Encarnacion’s double to left-center field in the first.
The Yankees tied things up in the third when Jeter reached on a two-out infield single, moved to second on a wild pitch and crossed the plate on McCann’s single.
New York tacked on another run in the fourth. Chase Headley singled, moved to second on Ichiro Suzuki’s single and scored on Cervelli’s base hit up the middle.
The Yankees fell to 10-8 against the Blue Jays this season … New York outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury sat out with a right hamstring strain … The Yankees went 3-for-13 with runners in scoring position and stranded 11 … New York first baseman Mark Teixeira left Saturday’s game with a sore right wrist.
|Jose Reyes SS||5||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.286|
|Jose Bautista RF||2||4||2||1||0||0||1||3||0||.284|
|Edwin Encarnacion DH||5||1||3||1||1||0||0||0||0||.266|
|Dioner Navarro C||4||1||1||1||0||0||0||1||1||.279|
|Danny Valencia 3B||5||0||1||2||1||0||0||0||2||.259|
|John Mayberry Jr. 1B||3||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||1||.286|
|Dalton Pompey CF||4||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||.091|
|Steve Tolleson 2B||2||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.241|
|Munenori Kawasaki PH-2B||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||1||.266|
|Ryan Goins 2B||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.186|
|Kevin Pillar LF||3||0||2||0||0||0||0||1||0||.262|
|Brett Gardner CF||5||1||2||0||1||0||0||0||0||.258|
|Derek Jeter SS||5||1||2||1||1||0||0||0||1||.254|
|Brian McCann DH||4||0||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||.232|
|Mark Teixeira 1B||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||.216|
|Brendan Ryan PH-1B||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||.190|
|Chris Young LF||5||0||1||0||1||0||0||0||1||.295|
|Chase Headley 3B||3||1||1||0||0||0||0||1||1||.251|
|Stephen Drew 2B||4||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||2||.166|
|Ichiro Suzuki RF||4||0||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||.283|
|Francisco Cervelli C||4||0||1||1||0||0||0||0||1||.289|
E_S.Tolleson, S.Drew. LOB_Toronto 8, NY Yankees 11. 2B_E.Encarnacion, D.Valencia, B.Gardner, D.Jeter, C.Young. HR_J.Bautista (34) off C.Whitley. SF_J.Mayberry Jr.. GIDP_D.Navarro. DP_NY Yankees 1 (C.Capuano, S.Drew and M.Teixeira).
|Marcus Stroman (W 11-6)||6.0||8||2||2||0||7||0||107-74||3.77|
|Aaron Sanchez (H 6)||1.1||1||0||0||1||0||0||18-11||1.19|
|Brett Cecil (H 24)||0.2||0||0||0||0||1||0||8-5||2.81|
|Casey Janssen (S 24)||0.2||0||0||0||0||1||0||13-8||4.22|
|Chris Capuano (L 2-4)||5.2||5||4||4||4||2||0||85-51||4.67|
C.Whitley pitched to 1 batter in the 7th.
HBP_by C.Janssen (B.McCann).
WP_M.Stroman, A.Sanchez, C.Capuano, D.Phelps.
Umpires_Home,Scott Barry; First, Mark Carlson; Second, Jeff Nelson; Third, Laz Diaz.