American League Game Summary - Toronto at New York|
(Sunday, July 27)
Final Score: Toronto 5, New York 4
Bronx, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Dioner Navarro hit a go-ahead RBI single in
the top of the ninth inning Sunday and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the New York
Yankees 5-4, winning back-to-back games in the Bronx for the first time in
almost four years.
The Blue Jays snapped a 17-game road losing streak against the Yankees with a
6-4 victory on Saturday and fought off three comeback attempts in this one to
win the three-game series.
They won consecutive road games against the Yankees for the first time since
Aug. 2-3, 2010, and captured a series in the Bronx for the first time since
Aug. 27-29, 2012.
Jose Bautista stole second base with two outs in the ninth and scored on
Navarro's single to right-center on a 1-2 fastball from David Robertson (1-3).
Juan Francisco had a solo homer for the Blue Jays, who are 7-3 since the All-
"We have to do the little things to win," said Navarro. "We battled, battled,
battled and came through at the end."
Chase Headley and Francisco Cervelli hit back-to-back homers in the fifth
inning to tie the score for the first time for New York.
The Yankees tied it two more times over the next three innings but never took
"A frustrating loss against a (division) team we're fighting against," said
Yankees manager Joe Girardi.
The Blue Jays took a 4-3 lead in the top of the eighth inning when Colby
Rasmus drew a leadoff walk, went to third base on Dellin Betances' errant
pickoff attempt and scored on Munenori Kawasaki's sacrifice fly.
The Yankees tied the score in the bottom of the eighth on Carlos Beltran's RBI
Both starting pitchers went 5 1/3 innings. J.A. Happ gave up three runs on
four hits and two walks for Toronto, and rookie Shane Greene also let in three
runs on eight hits and two walks.
Jose Reyes led off the game with a single, went to third on Melky Cabrera's
double and scored on Bautista's ground out.
Zelous Wheeler had New York's only hit through four innings, a leadoff single
in the third, and he threw Dan Johnson out at home plate from right field to
end the top of the fourth.
Francisco teed off on a curveball in the fifth inning for a leadoff blast into
the second deck behind right field, his 16th homer of the season.
But Headley hit his first homer as a Yankee, and eighth of the season, into
the left-field seats and Cervelli homered for the first time since April 25,
2013, two pitches later to tie the score for New York in the bottom of the
Colby Rasmus' RBI double in the top of the sixth inning gave the Blue Jays the
lead again and chased Greene from the game. Happ came out after giving up a
single to Derek Jeter and a walk to Jacoby Ellsbury with one out in the sixth.
Brian McCann hit an RBI single off Brett Cecil later in the inning to tie the
The Blue Jays had the bases loaded with one out in the top of the seventh but
couldn't score against Betances.
Wheeler was doubled up in the third inning after Jays second baseman Kawasaki
raced into shallow right field to make a sliding catch on Brendan Ryan's pop
up and then threw to first base from his knees ... The Blue Jays remain on the
road for seven more games. They start a three-game series in Boston on Monday
after taking three of four against the Red Sox at home before the Yankees
series ... The Yankees start a six-game road trip on Monday against Texas.
07/27 19:44:15 ET