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Bautista homers, Hutchison wins again as Blue Jays beat Yankees 3-1 and avoid 3-game sweep

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TORONTO — hit a two-run homer, won his third straight start and the Toronto Blue Jays avoided a three-game sweep by beating the New York Yankees 3-1 on Sunday.

The Blue Jays and the division-leading Yankees, separated by a half-game atop the AL East, will meet seven more times before the end of the season. Toronto swept a three-game series at Yankee Stadium last weekend.

New York's had delivered big homers in the first two games of the series. In the finale, however, he helped sparked a Toronto burst in the third inning after losing 's flyball to right field in the sun.

Initially ruled an error, Tulowitzki was later credited with a two-out double. then hit an RBI single and Bautista piled on with his 28th home run for a 3-0 lead.

Bautista's drive was Toronto's first home run since ' three-run shot in the second inning of Thursday's 4-2 victory over Oakland. The Blue Jays have only had one three-game stretch this season in which they've failed to homer.

Hutchison (12-2) improved to 10-1 with a 2.57 ERA in 13 home starts, allowing one run and three hits in 6 2-3 innings.

Toronto starting pitchers have gone 20 straight games without allowing more than three earned runs, extending the team record set Saturday.

came on after 's double in the seventh and retired Beltran on a flyball.

worked the eighth and finished for his 13th save.

Making his third big league start, Yankees right-hander (0-2) struck out a career-best nine in six innings. He allowed three runs and five hits.

had two of the three New York hits off Hutchison, including a two-out solo homer in the sixth.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Yankees: RHP (forearm) was set to throw 45 pitches in a rehab start at Double-A Trenton.

UP NEXT

Yankees: LHP CC Sabathia (4-9, 5.23 ERA) gets the start as New York returns home Monday to begin a three-game series against Minnesota. Sabathia is winless in five starts, although the Yankees have won three of those games. RHP (8-9, 3.75 ERA) starts for the Twins.

Blue Jays: After an off-day Monday, Toronto begins a two-game interleague series at Philadelphia on Tuesday. RHP (7-10, 3.96 ERA), who hasn't lost since July 9, seeks to win his fifth straight decision. RHP (3-1, 4.25 ERA) will start for the Phillies.

PHOTO: Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Drew Hutchison throws against the New York Yankees during the first inning of a baseball game in Toronto, Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015. (Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT
Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Drew Hutchison throws against the New York Yankees during the first inning of a baseball game in Toronto, Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015. (Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

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