Encarnacion hits bases-loaded single in ninth as Jays come back to defeat Yankees

Toronto Blue Jays Edwin Encarnacion (right) is mobbed by teammates (left to right) Josh Donaldson, Kevin Pillar and Ezequiel Carrera after he drove in the winning run in the ninth inning of their American League MLB baseball game against the New York Yankees in Toronto Sunday. Fred Thornhill / The Canadian Press

TORONTO – Edwin Encarnacion’s bases-loaded single in the ninth inning gave the Toronto Blue Jays a dramatic 4-3 comeback win over New York Yankees on Sunday.

The Yankees, who had been shut out their three previous games, had gone ahead 3-2 after getting to Toronto closer Roberto Osuna for two runs in the ninth.

Melvin Upton Jr. walked to open the bottom of the ninth and moved to third on a Kevin Pillar single off Tyler Clippard (3-6). Upton scored on Ezequiel Carrera’s bunt with Clippard given an error on the play.

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Devon Travis struck out and Josh Donaldson was walked intentionally to load the bases for Encarnacion.

Jose Bautista, whose three-run blast gave the Jays a 3-0 win Saturday, looked to have delivered the win with an RBI single in the eighth for a 2-1 lead.

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But Osuna (3-2) gave up singles to Mark Teixeira and pinch-hitter Billy Butler to open the ninth. With one out, Mason Williams’ RBI single tied the game at 2-2. And the Yankees went ahead on Ronald Torreyes’ sacrifice fly.

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