TORONTO (AP) — When a rare error by Yankees outfielder Ichiro Suzuki opened the door, the Toronto Blue Jays took full advantage.
R.A. Dickey pitched into the seventh inning, Jose Reyes sparked Toronto's offense, and the Blue Jays snapped a 10-game losing streak against New York with a 5-2 victory on Monday night.
Suzuki said he felt ashamed after failing to catch Edwin Encarnacion's fly ball to deep right in the fifth inning, a play that keyed a three-run inning for Toronto.
"If I could have just gone straight home from right field, I would have," Suzuki said through a translator. "I was that embarrassed."
It was just the third error of the year for Suzuki, who has never had more than five miscues in any of his 13 major league seasons.
"Something you're not going to see very often," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. "It just looked like he jumped for it and maybe he didn't have to. Maybe he was closer to the wall than he thought."
Alex Rodriguez hit his 650th home run, a leadoff drive in the fifth, but the Yankees lost for the ninth time in 13 road games this month. Rodriguez is 10 homers away from tying Willie Mays for fourth on the career list, which would secure a $6 million bonus for the third baseman.
Derek Jeter went hitless in his return to New York's lineup. Jeter, who started at shortstop and batted second, finished 0 for 3 with a walk, grounding into a double play in the third.
"He looked fine," Girardi said. "Everything looked OK to me."
Reyes walked and scored in the third, and doubled and scored in Toronto's three-run fifth as the Blue Jays beat the Yankees for the second time in 14 meetings this season. Toronto had lost 10 straight to its division rival since an 8-4 home win on April 21.
"Everything fell in line tonight," Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said.
Dickey (10-12) allowed two runs, one earned, and six hits in 6 1-3 innings to win for the first time since Aug. 5 at Seattle. The knuckleballer was 0-1 with a 4.50 ERA in his three previous starts.
"Unfortunately for us, we couldn't figure out the knuckleball," Jeter said.
It was Dickey's first victory over the Yankees since May 21, 2011, when he pitched for the New York Mets.
"He gave us just what we needed," Gibbons said.
Rodriguez's home run was the 29th allowed by Dickey this season, second only to Oakland's A.J. Griffin. Dickey has given up 20 homers in 14 home starts.