New York at Toronto

New York
W: C. Janssen (2-0) L: A. Warren (1-4)
HR: NYY - D. Jeter (2),B. Roberts (3)   TOR - D. Navarro (4)

Reyes scores on error in ninth to lift Jays past Yanks wire reports

TORONTO -- Blue Jays manager John Gibbons watched his team give away a six-run lead, then recover for a key victory.

It's the type of resilience Gibbons didn't see enough of during a last-place finish in 2013.

Jose Reyes atoned for a pair of misplays by hitting a leadoff double in the ninth inning and scoring when Yankees third baseman Yangervis Solarte threw away a bunt, lifting AL East-leading Toronto over New York 7-6 Tuesday night.

''That's big to win that game,'' Gibbons said. ''We don't win that one last year, I know that.''

The Yankees trailed 6-0 before tying it, then lost their fourth in a row.

''It's an extremely tough loss because we put ourselves in a bad position early on,'' New York manager Joe Girardi said.

Toronto made three errors while the Yankees had one, as well as several mental miscues.

''It was sloppy on both sides,'' New York first baseman Mark Teixeira said. ''That was an ugly game to watch. If you're a fan, you should get your money back.''

Reyes doubled off Adam Warren (1-4) into the right-field corner. Melky Cabrera followed with a sacrifice bunt, and Warren and Solarte seemed to hesitate over who would field it.

Solarte picked up the ball and threw it past second baseman Brian Roberts covering at first. The ball sailed into foul territory down the right-field line and Reyes trotted home.

Casey Janssen (2-0) worked one inning for the victory.

Mark Buehrle came in 1-11 with a 5.84 ERA in 17 career starts against the Yankees, and 0-9 with a 7.07 ERA in 13 games against New York since getting that lone victory while pitching for the Chicago White Sox on April 10, 2004.

The left-hander looked to be in line to end his streak as the Blue Jays built a six-run lead through five innings. Derek Jeter homered in the sixth and New York tied it with a five-run, 10-batter seventh.

Reyes made two errors, including a wild throw that let the Yankees make it 6-all.

With runners at second and third and two outs in the seventh, Mark Teixeira hit a grounder to Reyes, who was shifted to the second base side. The shortstop bounced his throw past first baseman Edwin Encarnacion.

''He had more time than he thought,'' Gibbons said. ''He's on an unusual side of the bag. He's made that throw a number of times, but it's still a little bit awkward.''

Teixeira's elbow struck the back of Encarnacion's head in a collision at the bag. Encarnacion went down and stayed there for a moment while a trainer tended to him. Encarnacion remained in the game.

''There was really nothing I could do,'' Teixeira said. ''Hopefully he's OK.''

Dioner Navarro put the Blue Jays in front with a three-run homer into the second deck in the fourth, and Toronto capitalized on a pair of defensive lapses by Jeter to double its lead in the fifth.

Munenori Kawasaki and Reyes both singled to begin the inning and two outs later, Encarnacion was safe on a fielder's choice when Jeter triple-clutched, looking at both second and third before throwing late to first.

''[Encarnacion] is out if [Jeter] just goes to first,'' Girardi said, while Jeter acknowledged making ''the wrong decision.''

Colby Rasmus followed with a two-run double off the wall in right, and Encarnacion came home while Jeter vainly chased Rasmus back to first in a botched rundown.

Jeter led off the sixth with his second home run and first since May 7.

Roberts made it 6-3 with a two-run homer in the seventh, and Buehrle left two batters later after a bloop double by Brett Gardner.

Buehrle allowed four runs and eight hits in 6 2/3 innings. He walked none and struck out three.

New York's David Phelps allowed six runs and eight hits in five innings.


Yankees LH CC Sabathia (right knee) threw 34 pitches in a two-inning simulated game at New York's spring facility in Tampa. Sabathia will throw 45 pitches in a start at Class A on Saturday. ... Blue Jays RHP Brandon Morrow (right index finger) played catch on the field before the game. He said there's no timeline for his return from a torn tendon sheath in his finger that has sidelined him since May 2. ... New York RHP Hiroki Kuroda (4-5) faces Blue Jays RHP Drew Hutchison (5-5) in Wednesday night's series finale.

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The Jays rejoice after taking advantage of a costly error in the ninth by the Yankees, who drop their fourth straight. (USATSI)
The Jays rejoice after taking advantage of a costly error in the ninth by the Yankees, who drop their fourth straight. (USATSI)

Players of the Game

D. Navarro
AB 4
R 1
H 3
HR 1
New York

B. Roberts
AB 4
R 1
H 2
HR 1

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Derek Jeter, SS4211100 .267
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF5121011 .279
Mark Teixeira, 1B5000012 .241
Alfonso Soriano, RF4010000 .231
Carlos Beltran, DH4000012 .216
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Brian Roberts, 2B4122000 .244
Yangervis Solarte, 3B4010002 .266
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HR - Derek Jeter (2, Buehrle), Brian Roberts (3, Buehrle)
RBI - Derek Jeter (17), Jacoby Ellsbury (32), Brian Roberts 2 (16)
2-OUT RBI - Jacoby Ellsbury (11)
Team LOB - 7
DP - Teixeira-Jeter
E - Yangervis Solarte (7, Throwing)
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Matt Thornton 1000010 2.93
Dellin Betances 2100220 1.43
Adam Warren (L,1-4) 0110000 2.88
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Melky Cabrera, LF4000013 .301
Adam Lind, DH3110102 .342
Edwin Encarnacion, 1B3220111 .277
Colby Rasmus, CF4012033 .239
Dioner Navarro, C4133001 .276
Juan Francisco, 3B2000021 .238
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Kevin Pillar, RF3000011 .225
   b-Anthony Gose, PH-RF1000003 .244
Munenori Kawasaki, 2B3110013 .211
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   Dustin McGowan, P0000000 .000
   Aaron Loup, P0000000 .000
   Casey Janssen, P0000000 .000
a-flied out for Francisco in the 6th
b-hit into fielder's choice for Pillar in the 8th
2B - Jose Reyes (15, Warren)
HR - Dioner Navarro (4, Phelps)
SH - Melky Cabrera (1)
RBI - Colby Rasmus 2 (25), Dioner Navarro 3 (33)
2-OUT RBI - Colby Rasmus 2 (7)
Team LOB - 7
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Batters Faced - Mark Buehrle 28, Dustin McGowan 4, Aaron Loup 4, Casey Janssen 4
Game Information
Attendance - 34206
Game Time - 3:05
Temperature - 68
Umpires - Home - Toby Basner, First Base - Scott Barry, Second Base - Jeff Nelson, Third Base - Laz Diaz