Guer­rero pushes Blue Jays past Yan­kees

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In a game be­tween teams on ex­tended home run binges, a well-placed chop­per down the line proved piv­otal.

Vladimir Guer­rero Jr. hit a go-ahead, two-run triple in the sev­enth in­ning, and the Toronto Blue Jays ral­lied to beat the Yan­kees 5-4 Sat­ur­day, hand­ing New York its sec­ond straight loss fol­low­ing a sea­son­high nine game win­ning streak.

Guer­rero Jr. leads all big-league rook­ies with 26 RBIs since the All-Star break.

Gary Sanchez re­turned from the in­jured list and hit a solo home run for the Yan­kees, and Gio Ur­shela added a two-run drive. Teoscar Her­nan­dez hit a three-run homer for the Blue Jays, who have gone deep in 15 con­sec­u­tive games.

Blue Jays bat­ters have hit 99 home runs since June 16. Only the Yan­kees (100) have hit more in that span.

No­table

Red Sox: LHP David Price says he's feel­ing bet­ter four days af­ter get­ting a cor­ti­sone shot to treat a cyst in his left wrist. “First time I've had an in­jec­tion like that, so it made it sore the first 48 hours,” Price said Sat­ur­day. “But yes­ter­day it started feel­ing a lot bet­ter.” Price, 33, was placed on the in­jured list Thurs­day.

An­gels: DH/P Sho­hei Oh­tani (Tommy John surgery) threw a bullpen ses­sion Sat­ur­day in which he threw as fast as 82 mph, he said. Oh­tani said once he can reach his full ve­loc­ity, he'll start to throw other pitches. “I'm still so far away from game sit­u­a­tions. I'm not fully sat­is­fied,” Oh­tani said through his in­ter­preter. “But so far to this point, it's gone pretty well.” … Los An­ge­les ac­ti­vated LHP An­drew Heaney (left shoul­der in­flam­ma­tion) to start Sat­ur­day against Bos­ton and op­tioned RHP Jaime Bar­ria to Triple-A Salt Lake. Mets: For­mer Heis­man Tro­phy win­ner Tim Te­bow's third sea­son of pro­fes­sional base­ball is over af­ter suf­fer­ing a deep cut on his left hand July 21 while play­ing for Triple-A Syra­cuse. Te­bow hit .163 with four home runs over 239 at-bats.

Mariners: 2B Dee Gor­don (left quadri­ceps strain) was ac­ti­vated from the 10-day in­jured list af­ter miss­ing 14 games.

High­lights

An­gels 12, Red Sox 4: Mike Trout hit the first home run of his ca­reer at Fen­way Park, and vis­it­ing Los An­ge­les snapped an eight-game los­ing streak with a rout of Bos­ton. With his 428foot drive over the Green Mon­ster in the sixth in­ning, Trout, 28, has now home­red in ev­ery Amer­i­can League park. He played 21 games in Bos­ton with­out con­nect­ing.

Giants 3, Phillies 1: Jeff Sa­mardz­ija pitched eight stellar in­nings of two-hit ball, Evan Lon­go­ria and Kevin Pil­lar each home­red, and San Fran­cisco de­feated vis­it­ing Philadel­phia. Sa­mardz­ija re­tired 20 straight af­ter giv­ing up a solo homer to Corey Dick­er­son with two outs in the first; he is 2-0 with a 1.49 ERA in his past four starts. Roy­als 7, Tigers 0: Mike Mont­gomery struck out a ca­reer-high 12 with no walks in seven in­nings, and Jorge Soler home­red and scored twice for Kansas City.

FRED THORNHILL Cana­dian Press

Toronto’s Vladimir Guer­rero Jr. ar­rives at third with a two-run triple against the New York Yan­kees on Sat­ur­day. The host Blue Jays won 5-4.

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