Thursday, December 14, 2017
Sports

Yankees 6, Blue Jays 3

TORONTO — Jacoby Ellsbury and Chase Headley homered, and the Yankees beat the slumping Blue Jays 6-3 on Friday night.

Chris Capuano pitched 61/3 innings in his first win in seven starts since joining the Yankees. The veteran left-hander was acquired last month in a trade with Colorado.

David Robertson got the final four outs for his 35th save in 38 chances.

Jose Bautista homered and former Ray Dioner Navarro had three hits, but Toronto dropped to 7-17 in August. Mark Buehrle allowed four runs and seven hits in six innings in another loss to New York.

Bautista put Toronto in front with a second-deck homer in the fourth, his third in three games. It's the first time Bautista has connected in three straight games since July 1-3, 2011.

New York answered with a five-run seventh, with the first four batters reaching against Buehrle. Brian McCann doubled, Carlos Beltran walked and Brett Gardner hit an RBI double, with Beltran scoring on an errant relay throw by second baseman Steve Tolleson.

Aaron Loup came on after Ichiro Suzuki's infield single, and Gardner made it 3-1 when he scored on a wild pickoff throw by catcher Navarro. Two pitches later, Ellsbury lined a two-run homer to right. It was the first homer by a left-handed batter in Loup's career, snapping a streak of 233 at-bats.

Buehrle dropped to 1-13 with a 6.14 ERA in 20 career starts against New York. The veteran left-hander is 0-11 in his past 16 outings against the Yankees.

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