NYY 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 4
Tor 1 1 0 0 0 4 2 0 X 8
Date of game: 4/21/2013

Recap: Toronto vs. NY Yankees

Toronto, ON (Sports Network) - Brett Lawrie keyed a four-run sixth with a two- run double and a run scored, as the Toronto Blue Jays rallied for an 8-4 win over the New York Yankees to salvage the finale of a three-game set at Rogers Centre.

Melky Cabrera went 3-for-4 with an RBI single and J.P. Arencibia chipped in a double and a two-run homer for the Jays, who won for just the second time in their last six games.

"Very exciting, that's a great win for our team to go on the road and hopefully carry that on," Lawrie said. "It was a tough couple of games the past couple of days, but obviously today was a new day and we capitalized on that. It was great."

Vernon Wells, Robinson Cano, Brett Gardner, Jayson Nix and Chris Stewart each had two hits for New York, which lost for just the third time in its last 12 games. Wells finished 7-for-15 with a pair of homers in the series against his former team.

"Our goal is to take every series and if you do that you'll be in good shape come September," said Yankees manager Joe Girardi. "This isn't how we wanted to end (this series), but this is a tough place to play and our guys did a good job."

Ivan Nova started for the Yankees and his spot in the rotation could be in jeopardy after another shaky outing. He didn't take the loss, but was charged with four runs on seven hits and four walks in five-plus innings.

"I know I can do better than this," said Nova. "I have to keep working and get my command where I want it to."

Nova was given a 4-2 lead heading to the bottom of the sixth, but couldn't get an out.

Adam Lind led off with a walk, one of four he drew for the game, and Arencibia doubled him to third, ending the Yankee right-hander's afternoon. Boone Logan (0-1) came on and yielded a broken-bat single to Colby Rasmus, chasing home Lind and leaving runners on the corners.

Lawrie then greeted David Phelps with a double just over the bag at third, allowing both runners to cross the plate, and Cabrera's two-out single knocked in Lawrie with the fourth run of the inning for a 6-4 Toronto lead.

"I thought he threw the ball pretty well today, but that's an inning where we need him to get some outs," Girardi said about Nova in the sixth.

Arencibia extended the margin to four runs in the seventh with his seventh home run of the season, a blast off Phelps over the center field wall.

The rally made a winner of Brett Cecil (1-0), who surrendered one hit and struck out two in 1 1/3 innings of relief.

Josh Johnson started for Toronto and was tagged for four runs on eight hits with three walks and four strikeouts over 5 1/3 innings. The right-hander, acquired from Miami in the blockbuster offseason trade, now has a 6.86 ERA in four starts this season.

Toronto grabbed a 1-0 lead in the first when Munenori Kawasaki led off with a single, took third on a base hit by Cabrera and scored on Edwin Encarnacion's fielder's choice.

Rasmus started the second with a double and took third on an infield hit by Lawrie before scoring the second run on Kawasaki's lineout to left field.

The Yankees got one back in the third when Stewart led off with his first home run of the season, lacing a 3-2 pitch off the screen on the left field foul pole. New York went on to put runners on second and third with two outs, but Johnson got Lyle Overbay on a grounder to second.

Wells made a leaping catch at the wall on a drive by Encarnacion in the third inning to rob an extra-base hit and the Yankees also managed to double Jose Bautista off first on the play.

The Yankees then took advantage of Johnson's wildness to move in front in the fifth. Stewart led off with a single and one-out base hits by Cano and Wells loaded the bases for Travis Hafner, who fouled out. Overbay, though, drew a walk on a 3-2 pitch and Eduardo Nunez followed with a four-pitch walk to force in the go-ahead run.

Gardner gave New York a two-run edge in the sixth with a sacrifice fly.

Game Notes

The Blue Jays had lost each of Johnson's first three starts ... The Yankees were 1-for-12 with runners in scoring position and stranded nine ... Gardner went 2-for-4 and extended his hitting streak to eight games. He is a career .370 hitter in 30 games at Rogers Centre ... The Blue Jays were 3-4 on a seven-game homestand and head to Baltimore to start a three-game series on Monday, then will visit the Bronx for a four-game set next weekend ... The Yankees continue a six-game road trip on Monday with the start of a three-game series against Tampa Bay.

Harvick claims Darlington pole

Kevin Harvick became the eighth different pole winner in as many Sprint Cup Series races this season after posting the fastest lap in the final round of Friday's knockout-style qualifying for the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway.

Extra Points: Manning wants to finish the fairy tale right

If you were thinking the Denver Broncos' 43-8 thumping at the hands of the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLVIII would cause Peyton Manning to ponder his football mortality, think again.

Report: Kohl to sell Bucks

The Milwaukee Bucks have announced a major news conference for Wednesday regarding ownership of the franchise and reports have indicated that Herb Kohl is set to sell the team with the NBA's worst record.

Lightning G Bishop to miss Game 1

The Tampa Bay Lightning announced on Wednesday that goaltender Ben Bishop will not play in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals against the Montreal Canadiens.

Latest Sports Photos
Latest Sports Photos
0 Votes
a skydiver was injured when attempting to land in a pre game show at the Lookouts opening game on 4/3/2014

0 Votes
SEC Champions Alabama created by artist Ben Teeter S/N C.O.A. available for the dedicated Alabama fan!

1 Vote
first catch of the season looks like a good year

0 Votes
Gina McLeroy Spring City, TN

0 Votes
Our Son Brandon McLeroy MTSU Football 2011 Gina McLeroy Spring City TN

1 Vote
this is James Howard telling Gracie what to do.

0 Votes
Riverbend fun!

0 Votes
I nees a four letter word for the outside layer of a tree.

0 Votes
Cameron is a rising athlete. He has a God given talent for the game of football. This picture is of him stopping the ball carrier in our game in the ...

1 Vote
Our Lookout Valley 9/10 year old team went to a tournament in Knoxville called The Battle of the Rocky Top. They went throught the tournament undefeated and won the championship ...
Featured Partners
Experience Baylor summer camp - a 70 year tradition of summer fun and adventure. What are you waiting for? Make the most of summer by signing up today!
Get started at $79.99 a month for 12 months. Plus, get a $75 VISA® Prepaid card.
Register now for St. Nicholas summer camp whose mission & purpose is to provide a fun learning experience for children, developing physical, cultural, social and intellectual abilities.
Supermarket Guru
From The Archives
Scenic City Roots
Through Irish Eyes
Brand News
Prime Mashup
What's Trending
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.