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TORONTO (AP) - Blue Jays manager John Gibbons watched his team give away a six-run lead, then recover for a key victory.
It’s the type of resilience Gibbons didn’t see enough of during a last-place finish in 2013.
Jose Reyes atoned for a pair of misplays by hitting a leadoff double in the ninth inning and scoring when Yankees third baseman Yangervis Solarte threw away a bunt, lifting AL East-leading Toronto over New York 7-6 Tuesday night.
“That’s big to win that game,” Gibbons said. “We don’t win that one last year, I know that.”
The Yankees trailed 6-0 before tying it, then lost their fourth in a row.
“It’s an extremely tough loss because we put ourselves in a bad position early on,” New York manager Joe Girardi said.
Toronto made three errors while the Yankees had one, as well as several mental miscues.
“It was sloppy on both sides,” New York first baseman Mark Teixeira said. “That was an ugly game to watch. If you’re a fan, you should get your money back.”
Reyes doubled off Adam Warren (1-4) into the right-field corner. Melky Cabrera followed with a sacrifice bunt, and Warren and Solarte seemed to hesitate over who would field it.
Solarte picked up the ball and threw it past second baseman Brian Roberts covering at first. The ball sailed into foul territory down the right-field line and Reyes trotted home.
Casey Janssen (2-0) worked one inning for the victory.
Mark Buehrle came in 1-11 with a 5.84 ERA in 17 career starts against the Yankees, and 0-9 with a 7.07 ERA in 13 games against New York since getting that lone victory while pitching for the Chicago White Sox on April 10, 2004.
The left-hander looked to be in line to end his streak as the Blue Jays built a six-run lead through five innings. Derek Jeter homered in the sixth and New York tied it with a five-run, 10-batter seventh.
Reyes made two errors, including a wild throw that let the Yankees make it 6-all.
With runners at second and third and two outs in the seventh, Mark Teixeira hit a grounder to Reyes, who was shifted to the second base side. The shortstop bounced his throw past first baseman Edwin Encarnacion.
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