Toronto, ON (Sports Network) - Vernon Wells' two-run double in the top of the
eighth inning capped a late rally that propelled the New York Yankees to a
much-needed 4-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre.
The Yankees averted a fifth straight loss by putting up four runs in the
eighth, with Robinson Cano and Alfonso Soriano each coming through with RBI
hits in front of Wells' go-ahead double. The victory also closed New York
within 2 1/2 games of either Texas or Tampa Bay for the AL's second wild card
spot. The Rangers and Rays are squaring off in St. Petersburg Wednesday.
David Huff (3-1) contributed to the comeback by tossing 3 2/3 innings of one-
run ball in relief of starter Phil Hughes, while Mariano Rivera shut the door
with a four-out save in which he worked out of a mild jam in the ninth.
Toronto received a two-run homer from Colby Rasmus, his fourth in as many
games, and a solo shot from Ryan Goins, but had just six other hits and fell
to 2-6 on its current nine-game homestand.
J.A. Happ threw seven-plus strong innings for the Blue Jays in a no-decision,
permitting just one run on four hits while striking out a season-high seven.
Steve Delabar (5-5) was tagged with the loss after surrendering two runs on
three hits and registering only one out in the eighth.
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