Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit a go-ahead, two-run triple in the seventh inning and the Toronto Blue Jays defeated the visiting New York Yankees 5-4 on Saturday afternoon.
Teoscar Hernandez also hit a three-run homer for the Blue Jays, who have won two in a row after dropping the opener of the four-game series.
Gio Urshela had a two-run homer and Gary Sanchez hit a solo shot for the Yankees.
Jason Adam (1-0) allowed a walk and struck out two in 1 1/3 innings for the win. Derek Law allowed one hit and one walk with two strikeouts in 1 1/3 innings to earn his third save.
Adam Ottavino (5-4) allowed one walk, two hits and two runs in one inning to take the loss. He also was credited with his fifth blown save.
Wilmer Font pitched two perfect innings as the Blue Jays opener before Jacob Waguespack took over and allowed Sanchez’s 25th home run. The Yankees catcher was reinstated from the injured list for the game after being out since July 24 with a left groin strain.
Chad Green pitched around a walk in the first inning as the Yankees opener. Stephen Tarpley, who was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Saturday when Jonathan Holder went on the 10-day IL with shoulder inflammation, took over in the second and allowed two runs, one hit and four walks with four strikeouts in 2 1/3 innings.
He departed with one out in the fourth after Justin Smoak walked and Derek Fisher singled. Chance Adams replaced him and allowed the 18th homer of the season by Hernandez that gave Toronto a 3-1 lead.
Aaron Judge led off the sixth with a single and Urshela hit his 17th homer of the season with two outs to tie the game at 3. Tim Mayza replaced Waguespack.
New York’s Tommy Kahnle struck out the side in the bottom of the sixth.
The Yankees took a 4-3 lead in the seventh. Mike Ford walked and Mike Tauchman doubled against Mayza, and DJ LeMahieu hit a sacrifice fly against Adam to score Ford.
Guerrero’s two-run triple down the right-field line against Ottavino in the bottom of the seventh scored Bo Bichette, who had walked, and Cavan Biggio, who had singled.