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Blue Jays 5, Yankees 2

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TORONTO -- Edwin Encarnacion drove in two runs, including the go-ahead run in the fifth inning, and right-hander R.A. Dickey pitched into the seventh inning Monday as the Toronto Blue Jays defeated the New York Yankees 5-2 at Rogers Centre.

It was only the Blue Jays' second victory in 13 games this season against the Yankees. The teams are 2-2 at Rogers Centre.

Toronto earned its second win in a row overall after snapping a seven-game losing streak with a 2-1 victory at Houston on Sunday.

Dickey (10-12) allowed two runs (one earned) and six hits over 6 1/3 innings for his first win of the season in three starts against the Yankees.

Left-hander Aaron Loup had three strikeouts in 1 2/3 innings after replacing Dickey, and right-hander Sergio Santos retired the final batter of the eighth.

Casey Janssen pitched the ninth to earn his 24th save of the season.

New York right-hander Phil Hughes (4-13) allowed seven hits and five runs (three earned) in 4 2/3 innings. He dropped his sixth straight decision dating to July 2, a span of 13 starts.

Encarnacion's second RBI of the game, a sacrifice fly that was dropped by right fielder Ichiro Suzuki, snapped a 2-2 tie and keyed Toronto's three-run fifth inning.

The Yankees took a 1-0 lead in the first on a groundout by Robinson Cano, a ball deflected by Dickey to shortstop Jose Reyes. Brett Gardner, who led off with a single and advanced on a passed ball and a groundout, scored from third on the fielder's choice.

Kevin Pillar's bloop two-out single tied the game at 1 in the second. Brett Lawrie scored after leading off with a single. He took second on Moises Sierra's walk and moved to third when Josh Thole grounded into a double play.

The Blue Jays took a 2-1 lead in the third when Encarnacion's single scored Reyes, who led off with a walk and was bunted to second by Ryan Goins.

Alex Rodriguez led off the fifth with his third homer of the season to tie the game at 2.

The Blue Jays took a 5-2 lead in their home fifth. Reyes doubled and Goins singled with one out to put runners at the corners. Ichiro Suzuki dropped Encarnacion's sacrifice fly, allowing one run to score. Adam Lind doubled in another run and, after Lawrie was intentionally walked, Sierra hit a sacrifice fly. Left-hander David Huff replaced Hughes, and he worked 3 1/3 scoreless innings.

NOTES: Yankees SS Derek Jeter was back in the lineup after missing 22 games with a right calf strain, and he went 0-for-3 with a walk. He has missed a total of 125 games this season over three stints on the disabled list. ... The Blue Jays designated RHP Chien-Ming Wang for assignment after recalling him from Triple-A Buffalo to start in Saturday's 8-5 loss to the Astros. Wang allowed five runs (four earned) in three innings. ... Loup was activated from the paternity list after his wife gave birth to a daughter. ... The game drew a crowd of 35,421. ... LHP Andy Pettitte (9-9, 4.36 ERA) will start Tuesday for the Yankees against LHP J.A. Happ (3-3, 5.10 ERA).
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