TORONTO, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- R.A. Dickey
yielded just one earned run over 6 1/3 innings and Toronto scored three times in the sixth inning Monday in its 5-2 win over the New York Yankees.
Dickey (10-12) allowed two runs overall, giving up six hits and three walks while striking out six to snap a personal three-start winless streak.
The Blue Jays' bullpen combined for 2 2/3 scoreless innings, capped by Casey Janssen's 24th save as Toronto took the opener of a three-game series.
The score was tied 2-2 with one out in the sixth when Jose Reyes doubled and Ryan Goins singled against Yankees starter Phil Hughes.
Edwin Encarnacion (two RBI) then smashed a drive into the right field corner that bounced off the glove of Ichiro Suzuki for an error, putting Toronto ahead to stay.
Adam Lind followed with an RBI double and Moises Sierra added a sacrifice fly to complete the big inning.
Hughes (4-13) ended up allowing five runs (four earned) on seven hits over 4 2/3 innings for the Yankees, who came into the contest trailing Oakland by 3 1/2 games in the American League wild card chase.
Alex Rodriguez smacked his third homer of the year and 650th of his career for New York, putting him 10 behind Willie Mays for fourth place on the all-time list.