Lloyd Moseby scored on New York third baseman Mike Pagliarulo's throwing error yesterday in Toronto as the Blue Jays beat the Yankees, 3-2, in 10 innings.
Moseby started the 10th with a broken-bat single to right and promptly stole his 23rd base of the season. After Willie Upshaw walked, George Bell stroked a hard grounder to Pagliarulo, who, according to umpire Dan Morrison, missed tagging Moseby going to third. Pagliarulo then threw wildly to first, and Moseby raced home with the winning run.
"I thought at first that he was going to try for the double play, but when I saw he was going to try and make the tag, I gave him my right shoulder and then pulled it away," Moseby said.
Rich Bordi (1-2), the third Yankees pitcher, took the loss, while Jim Acker improved his record to 5-2 as the Blue Jays salvaged one game of the three-game series.
Toronto right-hander Dave Stieb went nine innings, allowed two runs on seven hits, struck out six and walked two. Stieb's league-leading earned run average rose to 1.94. Stieb has allowed two runs or less in his last nine games.