The Yankees erased an early 5-0 deficit and had a 6-5 lead entering the seventh inning, but Dellin Betances walked four batters in the eighth inning to force in the eventual winning run >> Box score
Michael Pineda was hit hard, allowing five runs (including three home runs) on nine hits while walking one and striking out one in 3.0 innings.
Aaron Judge's two-run homer -- his 29th of the season -- in the fourth inning drew the Yankees within 5-2, and a solo homer by Ji-Man Choi and two-run double by Didi Gregorius in the fifth gave them a 6-5 lead.
Toronto tied the game, 6-6, in the sixth inning when Russell Martin hit a solo homer off Chad Green.
Representing the potential winning run, Judge struck out swinging to end the game.
The Yankees continue to fail in one-run games, as their record falls to 9-17 in such situations.
They got down early as Pineda imploded, but the offense showed its typical mettle by scoring six unanswered runs to take the lead. In 2016, that lead into the seventh inning was secured just about every time. Not this season.
The bullpen problems have been felt up and down the line with Betances being the most recent to simply look out of sorts on the mound. After today's four walks, Betances has handed out free passes to 11 of the last 22 batters he has faced. Whatever mechanical issues Betances felt he had fixed in his last appearance are apparently still there and don't look close to being fixed.
The Yankees are off on Thursday.
They open a three-game series against the Brewers on Friday night at Yankee Stadium.