The Blue Jays couldn't solve NY (32-21) starter Jordan Montgomery (3-4) all afternoon. The left-hander struck out five.
Liriano faced two batters in the sixth, allowing a single to Gary Sanchez and the 18th homer of the season by Judge. Josh Donaldson homers to left field.
The Jays who brought their A-game to a series close-out against the 2017 muscle-flexing Yankees: Josh Donaldson, Justin Smoak and Marcus Stroman. Aaron Judge followed with a double of his own, plating Hicks for a 2-0 lead.
"It's easy to come out and make your apologies (but) I meant what I said", Pillar said.
Yankees: RHP Luis Severino (4-2, 2.93) has allowed just two earned runs over his past three starts, covering 19 1/3 innings.
Estrada's occasional wobble in the first inning this season was more of a stumble in this one as he never found his rhythm and command was also an issue. They accounted for all three runs there. He finished the inning, looking in pain, but gave way to Ryan Goins for the eighth.
Travis had gone 1-of-2 at the plate before exiting.
Reliever Trevor Rosenthal (1-2) took the loss for the Cardinals after his one-inning effort. Jose Bautista flies out to left center field to Aaron Hicks.
Reds: LHP Amir Garrett (right hip) is expected to throw a bullpen session on Thursday's off day and could return next week, manager Bryan Price said.
Johnny Cueto threw the last complete-game shutout for the Royals on August 10, 2015, against Detroit. Severino is 0-3 with a 6.38 ERA in six appearances (five starts) versus Toronto, including a 7-1 loss May 1 when he permitted five runs and eight hits in 5 2/3 innings. NY has collected 10 or more hits 23 times this season. This is a big win for Toronto, as they keep themselves within 5.5 games of first place, and are only game below.500 baseball. The Mets have lost three straight. Not a bad performance for a pitcher who had been away for 20 games.
Thanks to two of their heavyweights, the Blue Jays managed to send the New York Yankees down for the count in a slug fest on Friday night at the Rogers Centre. Stroman reacted angrily on the mound as the run scored. Lucas Duda hit two homers - a two-run shot in the second and a solo blast in the fifth - for NY.
The most telling number about Pineda's night: one. He had a 50 home-run season before. Miami has won five of its past six games. The Yankees have gone deep in 13 of their past 15 games, hitting 25 homers in that span. Arcenio Leon worked the eighth and Blaine Hardy the ninth for the Tigers. His double in the third inning was clocked at 116.2 miles per hour by Statcast, marking his 11th hit this year of 115-plus miles per hour. Tim Anderson had an RBI single and Melky Cabrera a sacrifice fly in the inning, which began with the Tigers leading 10-1.
The third baseman hit his sixth of the season off reliever Tyler Clippard (0-3) to lead off the bottom of the inning. Sabathia (6-2) struck out seven and has 2,779 career strikeouts, passing Frank Tanana (2,773) for fourth on the all-time list for left-handed pitchers. Suarez advanced to third with two outs and scored the tying run on a wild pitch.
He had last pitched May 10, when he was given a good working over by the Cleveland Indians, coughed up seven earned runs in two innings. First time he's ever marked the occasion with a home run.