The Blue Jays' bullpen couldn't close out J.A. Happ's best start of the season.
Vernon Wells had a go-ahead two-run double in the eighth inning, Mariano Rivera earned a four-out save and the New York Yankees rallied from three runs down to beat Toronto 4-3 Wednesday night, snapping a four-game skid.
Happ, who'd lost four of his previous five starts, found success against the Yankees by adjusting his delivery, dropping his arm slightly.
''Results-wise it was a lot better,'' Happ said. ''I don't feel it was that dissimilar from the way I've been pitching, execution-wise, but it's certainly nice to get results and get deeper into the ball game.''
Happ was denied the victory when the Yankees scored four times in the eighth.
''We (threw) it away but he's got to feel good about that outing,'' Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said.
Colby Rasmus homered for the fourth straight game and Ryan Goins hit his first career homer but the Blue Jays lost for the sixth time in eight games.