Bronx, NY (Sports Network) - Robinson Cano's two-run double put the ahead in a three-run seventh inning, lifting New York to a 6-4 victory over Toronto.
belted a two-run homer for the Yankees, who have won three in a row and welcomed back to the lineup. The star third baseman had missed the past six games with a jammed thumb and went 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored while batting third instead of in his customary cleanup spot.
Cano batted fourth and his lone hit of the game erased a 4-3 deficit afterwas hit by a pitch with two outs and Rodriguez drew a walk. , playing first base for the second straight day in place of an ailing , singled home Cano for a two-run edge and worked the final two innings for the save.
and were both unavailable for New York after pitching each of the last two games. Robertson, who did not pitch in Friday's 3-2 win, got the final six outs to notch his first save since August 12, 2010.
Dewayne Wise tripled, homered and scored twice for Toronto, which has lost two straight after winning three of its previous four.also homered in defeat.
Toronto starter(13-10) worked 6 2/3 innings and was charged with five runs on eight hits, suffering his first loss since July 16 against New York. He had been 6-0 in has last eight starts.
Romero retired the first two batters of the seventh, then hit Granderson and issued the free pass to Rodriguez before being lifted.took the mound and Cano, who had the go-ahead hit on Friday night, greeted him with a drive over the head of Wise in center to score both runners. Swisher followed with a run-scoring base hit to make it 6-4.
Robertson had a quick eighth before running into some trouble in the ninth. He surrendered a one-out double to, but retired on a grounder and fanned to end the game.
"I knew that I didn't have either of them," said Yankees manager Joe Girardi about Rivera and Soriano. "I wasn't going to pitch them no matter what. [Robertson] had a pretty quick eighth inning, which allowed us to put him out for the ninth. He did an excellent job."
Bartolo Colon. The Yankee starter gave up four runs on seven hits in 6 1/3 innings. He walked one and struck out seven.(5-2) was credited with the victory after retiring the only two batters he faced in relief of
After a Cano double-play grounder killed a potential rally to end the bottom of the first inning, the Jays struck for a pair of runs in the top of the second. Lind opened the frame with his 24th homer and back-to-back singles byand set up an Arencibia sacrifice fly for a 2-0 lead.
The Yankees responded with three in the home half.doubled with one out and scored on a two-out single by before Cervelli followed with his third homer of the season.
Wise, who entered the game afterleft the contest early because of dizziness, led off the third with a triple into the right field corner and scored on a base hit by to tie it. Wise gave Toronto a 4-3 edge in the fifth with his first homer.
Teixeira missed his second straight game because of a bruised knee...New York shortstopalso had the day off...Top Yankee prospect picked up his first big league hit with a single in the sixth inning.
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|WP: Boone Logan (5 - 2)
SV: David Robertson (1)
LP: Ricky Romero (13 - 10)