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 the Blue Jays, 4-3, Wednesday night in Toronto and snap a four-game skid.
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.
New York are still 2½ games out of the second wild-card spot with 10 behind Tampa Bay with 10 games remaining. The Ray beat the Rangers to take over the lead.
David Huff (3-1) pitched 3⅔ innings of relief of Phil Hughes to earn the win. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.