Toronto, ON, Canada (4E Sports) – Melky Cabrera, Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion each homered to lift the Toronto Blue Jays to a come-from-behind 4-3 win over the New York Yankees in the finale of a three-game set Sunday at Rogers Centre.
With the win, the Blue Jays took two of three from the Yankees, improving their record to 69-67.
The Yankees were ahead, 3-0, before Cabrera sparked the Blue Jays rally in the sixth inning with his 16th homer of the season against Brandon McCarthy
Bautista followed with a solo shot of his own. Toronto’s veteran slugger has homered in five consecutive games for the first time in his career, and is one shy of the club record set by Jose Cruz Jr. from Sept. 29 – Oct. 5, 2001.
McCarthy escaped the sixth, but encountered more trouble in the seventh as Encarnacion led off with a home run into the second deck in left field to tie the count at 3-3.
The three homers by Toronto was the most the club hit since it had four on July 31 against Houston.
The Blue Jays finally stormed ahead in the seventh with a run-scoring single by Munenori Kawasaki against right-hander Dellin Betances.
All four runs were charged to McCarthy (8-14), who allowed five hits and two walks with four strikeouts over six-plus innings for the Yankees (70-65).
Brett Gardner led off the game with a homer and came within a single of the cycle for the Yankees.
Left-hander J.A. Happ (9-8) earned the victory despite giving up three runs on nine hits with no walk and six strikeouts. Casey Janssen pitched a scoreless ninth for his 20th save of the season.