Jose Bautista socked his 10th home run of the season, a two-run shot in the third inning that erased an early 1-0 Yankee lead, and scored on J.P. Arencibia's seventh inning homer, as the Blue Jays took both of their two game series against New York in Toronto with a 4-1 win.
The Blue Jays took over third place from the Yankees by 1/2 game. They are four games behind the Orioles, who lead the division with the best record in the AL at 25-14 after defeating Kansas City, 5-3, Thursday. The O's are a game ahead of the Rays, who lost to the Red Sox by the same 5-3 score.
The Blue Jays, if they are to make up any ground on the Orioles and Rays, will have their work cut out for them over their next four series. The play three interleague games against the Mets in Toronto this weekend, then head on the road for a pair of three-game sets with Tampa Bay and the Texas Rangers before returning home for three with the Orioles.
Atlanta's in first place and Brandon Beachy appears headed straight to July's All Star Game.
Beachy, the second year starter who is quickly becoming the ace of the staff, notched his first major league complete game and first shutout, breezing through the Marlins lineup without allowing a walk, setting down the last nine batters he faced in order.
Beachy allowed just five his, fanning eight, as he earned his fifth victory against one loss. He's tied for second in the league in wins and his 1.33 ERA leads all NL starters. Beachy threw a season high 122 pitches, locating 80 of them for strikes.
The Braves head to Tampa Bay Friday for a three game series with the Rays.