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Hill's single in 14th lifts Jays over Yanks 3-2

TORONTO (AP) — Aaron Hill singled home the winning run in the 14th inning and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the New York Yankees 3-2 on Saturday.

Facing right-hander Chad Gaudin (0-3), New York's sixth pitcher of the game, Edwin Encarnacion led off the bottom of the 14th with a walk, then took second on Fred Lewis' sacrifice bunt.

Hill followed with a single to center, scoring Encarnacion without a throw.

Vernon Wells and Alex Gonzalez hit solo home runs for the Blue Jays, who lead the major leagues with 96 homers.

Casey Janssen (4-0) pitched two innings for the win.

New York has dropped two straight, while the Blue Jays have won six of eight.

The Yankees used a single and two walks to load the bases in the second, but ninth hitter Kevin Russo ended the threat by grounding out to short.

Wells put the Blue Jays in front with a leadoff homer to right in the bottom half, his 14th of the season.

Derek Jeter put New York on top with a two-run home run to right in the fifth, his sixth. The homer gave him 1,101 career RBIs, moving him past Don Mattingly into ninth place on the Yankees' all time list.

Jeter had a chance to add to the lead in the seventh. Batting with men at second and third and one out, he lined out to Hill at second base, who doubled Francisco Cervelli off third to end the inning.

The missed opportunity immediately proved costly when Gonzalez led off the bottom half with his 12th homer of the season.

Yankees starter Andy Pettitte allowed two runs and five hits in 7 2-3 innings. He walked three and struck out a season-high 10.

Joba Chamberlain replaced Pettitte after the lefty struck out Hill and Adam Lind in the eighth. Chamberlain gave up a single to Wells, then struck out Jose Bautista looking to end the inning.

Blue Jays left-hander Ricky Romero allowed two runs and five hits in eight innings. He walked four and struck out seven.

New York right fielder Nick Swisher made the defensive play of the game, leaping against the wall to catch a drive by Toronto's Fred Lewis in the third. Swisher also crashed into the wall as he caught Lind's deep drive in the 10th.

NOTES: Yankees OF Marcus Thames was scratched from the lineup because of a stiff neck and replaced by Russo. ... New York's Mark Teixeira went 0 for 6 with five strikeouts. ... The Blue Jays signed OF Dewayne Wise to a minor league contract and sent him to extended spring training.