Raul Ibanez might not get as many at-bats as the marquee sluggers on the Yankees. Still, he has shown a flair for the dramatic that rivals any of his teammates.
Ibanez hit a tiebreaking grand slam with two outs in the eighth inning and New York beat Toronto, 6-3, Monday night at Yankee Stadium after Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista left the game because of a wrist injury.
Six of Ibanez’s homers this season have either tied the score or given New York the lead, according to STATS LLC. Eight of his 12 long balls have come after the sixth inning.
‘‘I don’t really think about it that much. Just try to do whatever I can to help out,’’ Ibanez said of his clutch hitting. ‘‘Just try to stay in the moment.’’
The Blue Jays might have lost one of baseball’s top sluggers for an extended period. Bautista injured his left wrist on a swing in the eighth and was removed from the game. He hit a long foul ball against David Robertson and immediately grabbed his wrist, dropping into a crouch outside the batter’s box.
Bautista walked off the field, gently supporting the wrist with his right hand after being attended to by several Toronto staff members. After the game, the Blue Jays said Bautista did not break a bone, but he has a tendon injury and will have an MRI Tuesday to determine the severity.
‘‘He didn’t say exactly when’’ he hurt the wrist, Blue Jays manager John Farrell said. ‘‘But through the course of completing the swing he felt a little bit of a popping sensation.’’
Twins 19, Orioles 7 — Denard Span had three hits and five RBIs plus two highlight-reel catches in center field to help host Minnesota stop its five-game losing streak.
Ben Revere made two remarkable running grabs himself in right field to go with four hits and three RBIs, Joe Mauer homered and drove in two runs, and Justin Morneau had four of Minnesota’s 20 hits.
Tigers 8, Angels 6 — Brennan Boesch hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the seventh inning as host Detroit rallied to victory. The Angels led, 5-2, after a four-run fifth, but the Tigers chipped away, scoring two runs in the bottom of that inning and three more in the seventh.
Indians 3, Rays 2 — Zach McAllister shrugged off being struck on his pitching arm by a line drive to finish six solid innings and visiting Cleveland held on for the victory.
McAllister (4-1) appeared to get hit on the right arm above the elbow by Jeff Keppinger’s RBI single in the fourth inning. He remained in the game to retire the next six batters and eight of the last nine he faced overall.
Chris Perez worked a perfect ninth, earning his 26th save in 28 opportunities.
Cardinals 3, Brewers 2 — Allen Craig hit a bloop RBI single off Brewers closer John Axford to take the lead, and visiting St. Louis rallied to victory.
Milwaukee was leading, 2-0, going into the ninth but Axford struggled with his control right away, eventually loading the bases with two outs and giving up a game-tying, two-run single to Matt Holliday.
Axford then was lifted after giving up the single to Craig, which dropped softly into shallow left. Axford left the game to a steady stream of boos from the crowd.
Phillies 3, Dodgers 2 — Ryan Howard homered for his first RBI of the season and Joe Blanton pitched eight effective innings to lead visiting Philadelphia.
Rockies 5, Pirates 4 — Dexter Fowler hit a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth inning and Colorado overcame a tying, three-run homer by Pedro Alvarez to beat Pittsburgh on a rain-soaked night. Wilin Rosario had two hits and scored the winning run for the Rockies.
Diamondbacks 5, Reds 3 — Miguel Montero drove in four runs with a bases-loaded double and a solo homer to lead visiting Arizona. The slumping Diamondbacks scored four runs in the first off Bronson Arroyo (4-6), who lasted a season-low three innings.
All-Star Wade Miley (10-5) gave up three runs in 5⅔innings for Arizona.
Marlins 5, Nationals 3 — Hanley Ramirez hit a two-run homer, Carlos Lee drove in two runs, and host Miami gained a split of its four-game series against the NL East leaders.
Mariners 9, Royals 4 — Casper Wells homered and drove in a career-high five runs, all of them against Jonathan Sanchez, to power visiting Seattle. Justin Smoak also had a two-run homer off Sanchez (1-6), who was pulled to a chorus of boos after giving up a season-high seven runs in a season-low 1⅓ innings.
Astros 2, Padres 0 — J.A. Happ (7-9) and three relievers combined on a five-hitter, Scott Moore drove in two runs, and Houston snapped a 13-game road losing streak.