Long ball dooms Yankees, Kuroda

J.P. Arencibia of the Blue Jays, left, celebrates his two-run homer with Brett Lawrie in the second inning of Wednesday's game against the Yankees at Toronto. The Blue Jays won 8-1.

Toronto - Edwin Encarnacion hit a three-run homer, J.P. Arencibia added a two-run drive and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the New York Yankees 8-1 on Wednesday night.

Jose Bautista and Kelly Johnson added solo home runs as the Blue Jays tagged Yankees right-hander Hiroki Kuroda for seven runs, matching a career-high.

Blue Jays right-hander Kyle Drabek (3-4) snapped a four-start losing streak, scattering three hits over seven innings to win for the first time since April 15 against Baltimore. He walked four and struck out five.

Luis Perez worked the eighth and Francisco Cordero finished in the ninth for Toronto.

Arencibia had three hits and scored twice, helping Toronto snap a three-game losing streak and giving the Blue Jays their seventh win in their past 11 home games against the Yankees.

Kuroda (3-5) allowed eight hits and a season-high three homers in five-plus innings. He walked two and struck out six.

Arencibia got the Blue Jays started with a two-out drive to left in the second inning, his fourth. Encarnacion made it 5-0 with a two-out shot to center in the third, his 13th of the season and second in as many days.

Arencibia doubled and scored on a two-out single by Johnson in the fourth and Bautista drilled a leadoff shot into the second deck in left in the sixth, his ninth.

New York broke up Drabek's shutout bid in the sixth when Mark Teixeira singled home Robinson Cano, who had doubled. Teixeira's hit was the 1,500th of his career.

Johnson restored Toronto's seven-run lead with a milestone hit in the seventh, smacking a leadoff drive to right off Clay Rapada, his 100th career home run and eighth this season.

The Yankees dropped to 1-13 when scoring three runs or fewer, and 0-8 when failing to hit a home run. New York is the only team in the majors this season to not win a game in which they did not homer.

• New York SS Derek Jeter got the day off and was replaced by Jayson Nix, with Curtis Granderson moving up to the leadoff spot. It was Jeter's first day off this season. ... Yankees RHP Ivan Nova (right ankle) did not throw his scheduled bullpen session Wednesday but is expected to throw a side session today. Manager Joe Girardi said he still expects Nova to make his next scheduled start, Saturday against Cincinnati.


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