Jays finally claim a series at Yankee Stadium

Toronto Blue Jays catcher Dioner Navarro (30) and relief pitcher Casey Janssen (right) celebrate...

Toronto Blue Jays catcher Dioner Navarro (30) and relief pitcher Casey Janssen (right) celebrate the win against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. (Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports)

KEN FIDLIN, QMI AGENCY

, Last Updated: 8:57 PM ET

NEW YORK - It took the Blue Jays almost 24 months to scrape out a win at Yankee Stadium and now they have two in 24 hours.

Three times in the last four innings Sunday, the Blue Jays took the lead. The first two times, the Yankees struck right back but after Dioner Navarro singled home Jose Bautista from second base in the top of the ninth, Casey Janssen made it stick for a 5-4 Toronto win and their first series win in the Bronx since August of 2012.

Prior to Saturday’s 6-4 Blue Jay win, Toronto had lost 17 consecutive games at Yankee Stadium but that anvil has been lifted from their shoulders.

Aaron Sanchez, who pitched two innings and gave up one of those previous leads in the bottom of the eighth, got his first major-league win, allowing two hits in the process. Starter J.A. Happ lasted 5.2 innings and gave up just four hits, including back-to-back home runs in the fifth inning.

 


Videos

Photos