NEW YORK, N.Y. – Jose Bautista hit his eighth homer of the year against New York , Marcus Stroman pitched six gritty innings and the Toronto Blue Jays ended a season-worst six-game skid to beat the Yankees 6-3 Saturday and keep their faint playoff hopes alive.
With eight games to play for both teams, Toronto is 5 1-2 games back for an AL wild card and the Yankees are 4 1-2. Seattle and Cleveland all played later Saturday night.
Danny Valencia hit a go-ahead, two-run double, helping hand the Yankees their first loss of Derek Jeter’s final homestand after two wins over Toronto .
With most of the 47,292 fans at Yankee Stadium standing and chanting “Der-ek Je-ter!” his every at-bat, the retiring captain doubled and singled for his third straight multihit game. He also scored his 1,920th run to pass suspended teammate Alex Rodriguez for ninth place on the career list.