The Yankees are making the last week of the season very difficult for themselves.
Adeiny Hechavarria doubled home the tiebreaking run in the sixth inning and the Blue Jays beat New York, 3-2, Saturday in Toronto. With Baltimore’s win over the Red Sox Saturday night, the Yankees and Orioles are tied atop the AL East.
‘‘We had chances to blow that game open and we didn't,’’ manager Joe Girardi said. ‘‘You look at the opportunities that you have and you say, ‘We could have a pretty big lead here,’ but we didn’t do it.’’
New York went 2 for 11 with runners in scoring position and left 10 men on base. Its only hits with runners in scoring position were both singles, and neither brought home a run.
Toronto’s Rajai Davis homered and had three hits. Pitching out of the bullpen for the first time in his career, Shawn Hill (1-0) worked three innings of scoreless relief for the win, his first since Sept. 23, 2010. Casey Janssen closed it out for his 21st save in 24 chances.
In all, Toronto got six scoreless innings from its bullpen after lefthander Ricky Romero left with a sore left knee.
Davis had hits in his first three at-bats after a 4-for-4 night Friday, giving him seven straight hits before he struck out in the seventh.
The Yankees loaded the bases twice in the first inning, but managed just a pair of sacrifice flies by Robinson Cano and Curtis Granderson.
New York loaded the bases again in the third but failed to score, coming up empty when Hechavarria made a diving catch on Eduardo Nunez’s sharp liner for the third out.
Tigers 6, Twins 4 — Miguel Cabrera hit a three-run homer (No. 43) to move into at least a tie for the lead in every Triple Crown category, and Detroit held on in Minneapolis to go two games up in the AL Central on Chicago.
Justin Verlander (17-8) allowed one unearned run in seven-plus innings.
Rays 10, White Sox 4 — Matt Moore (11-11) pitched one-hit ball into the sixth, Matt Joyce homered twice, and visiting Tampa Bay beat sliding Chicago to stay three games behind in the chase for the second AL wild card.
Athletics 7, Mariners 4 — Josh Donaldson hit a tying two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth and Brandon Moss hit a walkoff three-run homer in the 10th for Oakland, which moved 2½ games behind the first-place Rangers in the AL West. Texas was rained out at home against the Angels.
Nationals 6, Cardinals 4 — Visiting Washington reduced its magic number to one to clinch the NL East, getting a two-run double from Kurt Suzuki in the 10th. The Nationals also got a first-inning grand slam from Michael Morse. St. Louis’s magic number for clinching the second NL wild-card spot remained at three.
Dodgers 3, Rockies 0 — Matt Kemp homered twice in the Dodgers’ fourth straight win, and the hosts moved within two games of St. Louis for the last playoff berth.
Braves 2, Mets 0 — Host Atlanta kept its division hopes alive as Mike Minor (11-10) pitched 6⅓ sharp innings.
Brewers 9, Astros 5 — Corey Hart homered twice to support Marco Estrada (5-7), who struck out 11 over eight shutout innings for host Milwaukee.
Pirates 2, Reds 1 — Andrew McCutchen hit a solo homer with one out in the ninth, giving Pittsburgh a walkoff victory.
Padres 7, Giants 3 — Chase Headley hit his 30th home run for host San Diego and had three RBIs to tie for the NL lead with 112.
Phillies 9, Marlins 5 — Jimmy Rollins scored three times and Chase Utley had three RBIs as Philadelphia won in Miami.
Diamondbacks 8, Cubs 2 — Trevor Cahill (13-12) threw a four-hitter and Justin Upton had three RBIs for host Arizona.
Royals 7, Indians 6 — Tony Abreu’s RBI single in the 14th snapped a six-game skid by visiting Kansas City.