The New York Yankees won't lose very many games when they hand Mariano Rivera a two-run lead heading to the ninth inning. They did Tuesday night, however, as the Toronto Blue Jays scored two runs off Rivera in the ninth and one off Ivan Nova in the 10th to defeat the Yankees, 6-5.
doubled home in the bottom of the 10th inning as the Blue Jays completed an unlikely rally inthe opener of a two-game series at Rogers Centre.
Encarnacion grounded a single to left field off Nova (1-2) to begin the 10th. After the next two batters flied out, Encarnacion was able to score all the way from first base when Snider drove a 1-0 offering from Nova to wall in right-center field.
clubbed a solo homer and scored three runs for Toronto, which rallied in the ninth against Rivera. The Yankee closer had an uncharacteristic performance, surrendering four hits, a walk and throwing a wild pitch.
The Yankees clubbed two more home runs, one each by Curtis Granderson and Mark Teixeira. They now have 29 through 15 games, a pace that would give them a record-shattering 313 for the season. The current record is 264, held by the Seattle Mariners.
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|New York Yankees||0||2||0||0||0||2||1||0||0||0||5||8||1|
|Toronto Blue Jays||1||0||1||0||0||1||0||0||2||1||6||12||0|
|WP: Jon Rauch (1 - 1)
LP: Ivan Nova (1 - 2)