R.A. Dickey pitched seven innings to win his fourth straight decision, Colby Rasmus and Rajai Davis homered and the Blue Jays beat New York, 2-0, Tuesday in Toronto, the slumping Yankees’ fourth straight loss.
New York, which came in 2½ games behind Texas in the AL wild-card race, lost for the eighth time in 12 games.
Dickey (13-12) allowed four hits, walked two, and struck out eight. The knuckleballer retired the final 11 batters he faced and 15 of the last 16.
Dickey has not lost since the Yankees beat him in the Bronx on Aug. 21. He’s 4-0 with a 2.73 ERA in five starts since.
Sergio Santos pitched the eighth and Casey Janssen finished in the ninth for his 31st save in 33 chances. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.