Jays Spoil Bautista's Return

Lourdes Gurriel Jr. hit a two-run, tiebreaking homer and the Blue Jays rallied to beat the New York Mets 8-6 on a night when Toronto starter Marco Estrada left early with a hip injury and Jose Bautista made his return to Rogers Centre.

Gurriel sent a Tim Peterson (1-1) change-up over the right-field wall in the eighth, an inning after Yangervis Solarte had tied the game with a three-run shot.

John Axford (2-1) pitched the eighth and recorded two outs in the ninth before a Bautista single and an Asdrubal Cabrera walk.  

Tyler Clippard got the final out for the save.

Estrada threw just 12 pitches before exiting the game with left hip soreness with one out in the first inning.  He allowed two runs, one hit, one walk and struck out a batter.

The 34-year-old right-hander grimaced after throwing a change-up for a strike to Michael Conforto and couldn't finish the at bat.