NEW YORK -- Masahiro Tanaka continued his resurgence for a third straight sharp outing, striking out eight over seven strong innings as the Yankees handed the Blue Jays their fifth straight loss, 6-3, on Monday night at Yankee Stadium.
Tanaka scattered five hits in a 111-pitch effort, walking one. Darwin Barney's soft RBI single in the seventh accounted for the only run off the right-hander, helping the skidding Yankees to win for just the sixth time in their last 20 games.
Tanaka dominant as Yankees keep Blue Jays reeling
Headley was hit by a pitch in the first to force home a run and delivered a two-run double in the eighth off Ryan Tepera. Two more runs scored in the eighth on Ronald Torreyes' tapper back to the mound, opening up New York's lead. Tepera tried to retire Didi Gregorius at the plate, but catcher Luke Maile couldn't hang on to the throw as he collided with Gregorius. Headley also scored on the play.
Blue Jays starter Marcus Stroman permitted two runs and five hits over five innings before leaving with what appeared to be a blister on a finger of his pitching hand.
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