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Blue Jays 5, Yankees 4

Yankees reliever David Robertson tugs at his jersey after giving up an RBI single to former Ray Dioner Navarro in the ninth inning, giving the Blue Jays a 5-4 lead.

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Yankees reliever David Robertson tugs at his jersey after giving up an RBI single to former Ray Dioner Navarro in the ninth inning, giving the Blue Jays a 5-4 lead.

NEW YORK — Jose Bautista decided it was time to take charge, not with his bat but with his feet.

The Blue Jays slugger stole second base without a throw with two outs in the ninth inning and scored on former Ray Dioner Navarro's single, lifting Toronto over the Yankees 5-4 Sunday for its first series win in the Bronx in nearly two years.

"I just took a chance and said I'm going to try and take a hop step when he comes set, and if he doesn't fake, I'm going to run," said Bautista, who chose to run on his own against David Robertson. "He went to the plate, and I had the easiest stolen base. I got in scoring position early in the at-bat for Dioner."

Robertson blamed himself for letting Bautista run just ahead of Navarro's liner to center. "I just let him slip," he said.

The Blue Jays' first series win in New York since Aug. 27-29, 2012, gave them a one-game lead over the Yankees for the second wild card.

"Within our team, it's more of a statement that we won't accept losing to anybody, because we are known as a team that doesn't give up and always battles and tries to come back from any game that we're in," Bautista said.

Blue Jays 5

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