Toronto, ON (Sports Network) – Vernon Wells finished a double shy of hitting for the cycle and drove in four runs to power Toronto to a 6-3 win over New York in the last of a three-game set.
Wells finished 3-for-4 with a pair of runs scored and Aaron Hill added a solo home run and scored twice for the Jays, who took two of three to increase their lead in the season series to 7-5.
Brett Cecil (11-6) turned in a strong eight-inning performance to grab the win after permitting two runs on seven hits, while walking two and fanning five. Kevin Gregg came on to squash a ninth-inning rally and recorded his 29th save for Toronto, which has split its last 10 games.
Phil Hughes (15-6) absorbed the loss for the Yankees after being roughed up for five runs on six hits and five walks over 3 2/3 innings. It was his shortest outing of the season for the Yankees, who remained deadlocked with Tampa Bay atop the AL East.