TORONTO -- Munenori Kawasaki singled in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning and Jose Bautista homered in his fifth straight game as the Toronto Blue Jays defeated the New York Yankees 4-3 on Sunday.
Yankees center fielder Brett Gardner had a homer, a triple and a double in the game. Designated hitter Derek Jeter, playing his final game at Rogers Centre before he retires, hit a soft line drive to second to end the game and give Casey Janssen his 20th save of the season.
Bautista made it five home runs in five consecutive games in the sixth inning with a shot to left when he followed a solo shot to right by left fielder Melky Cabrera.
That cut the Yankees' lead to 3-2 and the Blue Jays tied it when first baseman Edwin Encarnacion led off the seventh with a homer. The Blue Jays took a 4-3 lead with two out in the seventh on a single by Kawasaki against reliever Dellin Betances who replaced right-hander Brandon McCarthy.
McCarthy allowed five hits and four runs in six-plus innings.
Reds 3, Pirates 2
PITTSBURGH -- Chris Heisey homered twice while Johnny Cueto limited Pittsburgh to two runs in eight innings as Cincinnati avoided a sweep.
Cueto (16-8) is now tied for the league lead in victories after working eight innings and allowing two runs, nine hits, one walk and striking out six.
Heisey hit his second home run of the afternoon off Pittsburgh right-hander Jared Hughes (6-5) with one out in the ninth.
Mets 6, Phillies 5
NEW YORK -- Catcher Anthony Recker hit a tie-breaking three-run homer in the sixth inning to lead New York.
The Mets won two of three from the Phillies to avoid falling into last place in the National League East for the first time since June 27 -- which was also the most recent day in which the Phillies were not in last place.
Recker hit the first pitch he saw from right-hander A.J. Burnett deep into the left field seats for his fifth homer of the season. Four of those homers tied the game or gave the Mets the lead. In addition, of Recker's 12 career homers, nine have either tied the game or put his team ahead. The home run made a winner out of right-hander Dillon Gee.
Red Sox 3, Rays 0
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Clay Buchholz won for the first time in six weeks and the rookies kept getting the job done for Boston.
Buchholz allowed just three hits and struck out six in a subtly dominating performance. The complete game was his second of the season and first since July 13.
Meanwhile, rookies Brock Holt, Mookie Betts and Xander Boegarts finished a collective 5-for-12 with two doubles, two runs and an RBI to factor into every Boston run.