Video: Greg Bird homers in the 10th as Yankees defeat Blue Jays

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It was another wild night of baseball in the big three-game series between the Yankees and Blue Jays at Rogers Centre in Toronto.

Dioner Navarro slugged a game-tying solo home run off Yankees closer Andrew Miller in the bottom of the ninth, but New York answered right back with a flurry of action in the top of the 10th. Brian McCann reached on a leadoff infield single, Slade Heathcott was given first base on a call of catcher’s interference, and then rookie first baseman Greg Bird stepped to the plate and did this

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Edwin Encarnacion hit a one-out homer in the bottom of the 10th, but the Yankees were able to hold off another comeback attempt by the lethal Blue Jays offense for a 6-4 victory. New York will head into Wednesday’s series finale trailing Toronto by only 2 1/2 games in the American League East standings.