The Toronto Blue Jays are facing the New York Yankees in a key divisional showdown this week. With the Blue Jays dealing with injuries to key players and a recent losing streak, they are trying to hold off the Yankees at home and remain on top of the American League East.
On Tuesday night the Blue Jays found themselves in a 6-6 game entering the bottom of the ninth inning. Hoping to take advantage of last ups and walk off victorious, Toronto called on outfielder Melky Cabrera to lay down the bunt with nobody out to advance the speedy Jose Reyes to third with the potential winning run.
Cabrera did get the bunt down, successfully enough that the Yankees were willing to concede third base to Reyes. New York third baseman Yangervis Solarte came up with the ball and fired to first base for the sure out. Unfortunately for him and most unfortunately for the Yankees, that throw sailed into right field and allowed Reyes to cruise home with the winning run.
Ironically enough, it was the Blue Jays who spent this game booting the ball around as they committed three errors of their own. But in the moment that mattered it was the Yankees and their suspect infield committing the error and the Blue Jays picking up a key game in the division.
Check out video of the walk-off victory below, courtesy of MLB.com:
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