Mariano Rivera Blows Save As Blue Jays Come Back to Beat Yankees in Extra Innings


TORONTO — Travis Snider doubled home the winning run in the 10th inning and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the New York Yankees 6-5 on Tuesday night.

The Blue Jays scored twice off Yankees closer Mariano Rivera in the ninth to tie it before winning it against Ivan Nova (1-2).

Edwin Encarnacion opened the 10th with a single. After Jayson Nix and Yunel Escobar flied out, Snider drove a double to right-center, scoring Encarnacion with the winning run. Snider, who went 1-for-6, tossed his helmet away in celebration as the winning run scored.

Jon Rauch (1-1) pitched one inning for the win as Toronto snapped a three-game losing streak.

Jose Bautista hit a solo home run for the Blue Jays, his fourth.

Mark Teixeira hit a two-run shot and Curtis Granderson added a solo drive for the Yankees, who lead the majors with 29 home runs.

Toronto trailed 5-3 to begin the ninth against Rivera, who had converted all seven of his save opportunities this season.

Escobar led off with a double to center, took third on a grounder and scored on a wild pitch that was also ball four to Bautista.

Adam Lind followed with a single, putting runners on the corners for John McDonald, who drove in the tying run with a squeeze bunt up the first base line. Teixeira charged the ball and flipped to catcher Russell Martin, but too late to get the sliding Bautista.

Jose Molina followed with a single, loading the bases for Corey Patterson, who grounded into a double play.

For Rivera, it marked the first run allowed in an April appearance since April 30, 2009, snapping a streak of 17 1/3 scoreless innings.

Bautista got the Blue Jays started with a solo homer off A.J. Burnett in the first, his fourth, but the Yankees answered with a two-run second.

Nick Swisher and Eric Chavez opened the inning with walks, Jorge Posada hit an RBI single and a second run scored on Martin's double play grounder.

Toronto tied it in the third, taking advantage of a throwing error by Burnett. Bautista drew a one-out walk, took second on a wild pitch, then escaped from a rundown and advanced to third after Derek Jeter couldn't handle Burnett's throw on Lind's comebacker to the mound. Aaron Hill followed with a sacrifice fly.

After Granderson singled to open the sixth, Teixeria followed with a drive to center.

Toronto clawed one back in the bottom half. Hill singled and stole second but had to leave with tightness in his right hamstring, with John McDonald coming on to run. Jose Molina flied out and Corey Patterson walked before Encarnacion hit an RBI double.

Burnett left after walking Nix to load the bases, but David Robertson fanned Escobar and Snider to escape the jam. A frustrated Snider broke his bat over his thigh, then slammed the pieces into the dirt after going down swinging to end the inning.

Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez was held out of the starting lineup for the second straight game because of a sore left side. Rodriguez said he expects to return Wednesday.

New York also leads the majors in multihomer games (10). … Toronto activated RHP Frank Francisco (right shoulder) off the 15-day DL and optioned RHP Jesse Litsch to Triple-A Las Vegas. … Yankees RHP Carlos Silva threw 40 pitches during his second bullpen session at New York's spring training complex in Tampa and could face hitters early next week. Silva, released by the Chicago Cubs in spring training, signed a minor league deal with New York on April 9. … Yankees C Francisco Cervelli, coming back from a broken left foot, caught Silva. Cervelli is playing in extended spring training games.

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