Down 3-0, the Yankees rallied for four in the top of the 8th and held on to beat Toronto 4-3 to snap a four-game losing streak.
The win keeps the Yanks 2 1/2 out of a wild card slot with 10 games to play.
Phil Hughes went 3 1/3, 2 R (on a HR, natch), 4 H, 0 walks and 2 K. 5.07.
David Huff gave up a HR to make it 3-0. 3 2/3 (W, 3-1, 5.59), 1 R, 1 H, 0 walks and 3 K.
Brendan Ryan led off the 8th with a ground-rule double. Curtis Granderson singled him to third. After A-Rod struck out, Cano singled in a run. Soriano doubled in a run and then Vernon Wells doubled in two.
David Robertson 2/3, 0 R, 1 H, 0 walks and 1 K. 2.18.
Mo for the four-out save, getting out of trouble (2 on, no out) in the 9th. 1 1/3, 0 R, 2 H, 0 walks and a K. His 44th save of the year, #652 career. ERA 2.25.
Boxer Ken Norton, Sr. died yesterday at the age of 70. He held a share of the heavyweight title for a short time and is remembered for three fights against Muhammad Ali in the 1970s. Norton won the first one in 1973, breaking Ali’s jaw in the process. He lost in 1973 and also in 1976 (the last one at Yankee Stadium II). He was knocked out in a bout against George Foreman and lost his title in a classic battle against Larry Holmes in 1978.