Posted September 19, 2013 on AP on Fox
Six outs away from a second straight shutout loss, the New York Yankees gave their diminishing playoff hopes a big boost. Vernon Wells had a go-ahead two-run double in the eighth inning, Mariano Rivera earned a four-out save and the Yankees rallied from three runs down to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3 Wednesday night, snapping a four-game skid. "We hadn't shaken hands for a while, so it was kind of nice," manager Joe Girardi said. Robinson Cano drove in the Yankees' first run in this three-game series with a one-out single in the eighth. Alfonso Soriano followed with an RBI double, helping New York avoid falling further behind in the AL wild-card race. "Tonight was a big game for us," Rivera said. "Being down 3-0 in the eighth inning and coming back to score four and being able to hold it, it's a huge game, huge." New York is 2 games behind Texas for the second wild card. The Yankees have 10 games remaining. The Rays beat Rangers 4-3 in 12 innings. "There's still a long way t...
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