Jays blow big lead, get by Yankees 7-6

Toronto Blue Jays' Melky Cabrera can't seem to get his mit around the ball at the Rogers Centre in...

Toronto Blue Jays' Melky Cabrera can't seem to get his mit around the ball at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ont. on Tuesday June 24, 2014. (Dave Thomas/QMI Agency)

KEN FIDLIN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:49 PM ET

It began as a pitcher’s duel, then evolved into a laugher but by the time this game got down to the short strokes, it had elements of a disaster in the making.

It ended with a Blue Jays celebration behind the pitcher’s mound, as Jose Reyes scored from second base on a throwing error in the bottom of the ninth for a 7-6 victory over the New York Yankees. All the sins that led Reyes and the Jays to that point in the game can now be deposited in a deep dark lake of amnesia.

Just another victory in a game that, had they lost it, would have left a significant scar.

The Jays led 6-0 through five innings, and then coughed up six runs over the next two innings before rallying late to get their 44th victory.

Reyes, whose seventh-inning error had led to the game-tying runs for New York, led off the ninth with a double. Melky Cabrera then bunted, intending to sacrifice himself.


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