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Pinch-hitter Russell Martin gets tiebreaking hit in eighth as Blue Jays beat Yankees 3-1

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TORONTO — Pinch-hitter Russell Martin singled home the go-ahead run in the eighth inning and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Yankees 3-1 on Monday night, snapping New York's road winning streak at six games.

Held scoreless for seven innings by Yankees right-hander Chase Whitley, the Blue Jays scored three in the eighth against relievers Chris Martin (0-1) and Dellin Betances.

Josh Donaldson and Jose Bautista chased Martin with one-out singles before Edwin Encarnacion greeted Betances with a bloop double that landed just inside the foul line in shallow left.

One out later, Martin grounded an RBI single to third. A diving Headley made the stop, but first baseman Garrett Jones couldn't scoop Headley's low throw and the ball rolled away, allowing Encarnacion to score an unearned run.

Blue Jays knuckleballer R.A. Dickey (1-3) allowed one run and three hits in eight innings for his first win in six starts. Brett Cecil finished for his second save.

New York opened the scoring in the seventh when Carlos Beltran hit a leadoff double and went to third on Stephen Drew's grounder. After Headley walked, Beltran scored on Jones' RBI grounder.

Whitley allowed six hits, walked none and struck out six.

PHOTO: New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez grounds out during first inning MLB baseball action against the Toronto Blue Jays in Toronto on Monday, May 4, 2015. (Darren Calabrese/The Canadian Press via AP)   MANDATORY CREDIT
New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez grounds out during first inning MLB baseball action against the Toronto Blue Jays in Toronto on Monday, May 4, 2015. (Darren Calabrese/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

Both teams threatened in the sixth, but neither could break the deadlock. Jacoby Ellsbury hit a two-out double and Brett Gardner walked, but Alex Rodriguez flied out.

Devon Travis singled to begin the bottom half and went to third on Donaldson's double, but Whitley kept it scoreless by getting Bautista to ground out, fanning Encarnacion and retiring Kevin Pillar on a pop up.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Yankees: C Brian McCann and 1B Mark Teixeira got the day off to rest.

Blue Jays: OF Michael Saunders had fluid drained from his left knee before the game and was held out of the starting lineup. Saunders underwent knee surgery in spring training to repair a torn meniscus suffered when he stepped on a sprinkler. ... Bautista will have his sore right shoulder re-examined following the series against the Yankees. Bautista has been unable to play the outfield since April 21, when he suffered a strain on a throw to first base.

UP NEXT

Blue Jays: RHP Marco Estrada makes his first start of the season Tuesday, replacing the recently demoted LH Daniel Norris. Estrada is 1-0 with an 0.84 ERA in six relief appearances.

Yankees: RHP Michael Pineda, who's 3-0 this season but 0-2 in three career road starts against the Blue Jays. Pineda has won his past five decisions, dating to last September.

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