TORONTO -- Jacoby Ellsbury capped a five-run seventh inning with a two-run homer and also tripled as the New York Yankees defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 6-3 on Friday.
Left-hander Chris Capuano (2-3) picked up his first win in seven starts since joining the Yankees from the Colorado Rockies on July 24. He allowed eight hits and three runs in 6 1/3 innings. Third baseman Chase Headley also homered for the Yankees.
Right fielder Jose Bautista homered for the third consecutive game for the Blue Jays.
Mark Buehrle (11-9) allowed seven hits and four runs in six-plus innings and has one win since June 1. The Blue Jays left-hander was trying to beat the Yankees for the first time since April 10, 2004, and is 1-13 against them in 20 career starts.
Pirates 2, Reds 1
PITTSBURGH -- Josh Harrison tripled in the tying run and scored the winning run on Jose Tabata's single in the eighth inning as Pittsburgh rallied for the victory at PNC Park. Harrison had three hits and finished a home run shy of the cycle in helping the Pirates to their sixth win in their last eight games.
Tony Watson earned the victory despite giving up a go-ahead single to the only batter he faced, Devin Mesoraco in the top of the eighth inning. Mesaroco's single snapped a scoreless tie, but the inning ended when second baseman Brandon Phillips was thrown out at home plate.
Pirates starter Edinson Volquez took a no-hitter into the seventh inning before Mesoraco broke it up with a leadoff single.
Mets 4, Phillies 1
NEW YORK -- Right-hander Jacob deGrom tossed seven strong innings to earn the win after New York scored three unearned runs in bizarre fashion in the bottom of the seventh inning at Citi Field.
The Mets broke a 1-1 tie without a hit in the seventh. Left fielder Matt den Dekker drew a one-out walk off left-hander Jake Diekman and stole second. With two outs, shortstop Wilmer Flores was hit by a pitch.
Eric Campbell, pinch-hitting for deGrom, drew a full count walk to load the bases. Center fielder Juan Lagares followed with a seemingly routine fly to left, but Grady Sizemore dropped the ball as he pulled the glove down and den Dekker and Flores raced home. Three pitches later, Lagares took off for second and Campbell bolted for home when catcher Carlos Ruiz threw to second. Campbell beat the throw home for his second career stolen base and the Mets' first steal of home since Jason Pridie did it on May 15, 2011.
Orioles 9, Twins 1
BALTIMORE -- Chris Davis hit his second grand slam of the season and Delmon Young added a two-run homer as Baltimore routed Minnesota at Camden Yards.
Davis has been struggling at the plate all season. He's now batting just .189 but still hits home runs. This one, a grand slam to right, proved to be the big hit in a five-run fourth inning which put the Orioles up 5-0 over the Twins and broke the game open.
The Orioles now have won four of their last five games while the Twins have dropped five of six.