TORONTO (AP) — The New York Yankees are making the last week of the season very difficult for themselves.
Adeiny Hechavarria doubled home the tiebreaking run in the sixth inning and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Yankees 3-2 on Saturday.
New York fell into a first place tie with Baltimore after the Orioles beat Boston 4-3 later Saturday.
Toronto’s Rajai Davis homered and had three hits as the Blue Jays heaped more pressure on the Yankees, who wasted several opportunities early. New York went 2 for 11 with runners in scoring position and left 10 men on base.
New York’s only hits with runners in scoring position were both singles, and neither brought home a run.
Pitching out of the bullpen for the first time in his career, Shawn Hill (1-0) worked three innings of scoreless relief for the win, his first since Sept. 23, 2010. Casey Janssen closed it out for his 21st save in 24 chances.
In all, Toronto got six scoreless innings from its bullpen after left-hander Ricky Romero had to leave with a sore left knee.
Andy Pettitte’s stretch of 11 scoreless innings since his return from a broken lower left leg was halted in the first when Davis hit a one-out solo homer to left.