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MLB: N.Y. Yankees 6, Toronto 1

July 18, 2007 at 11:07 PM   |   Comments

NEW YORK, July 18 (UPI) -- Alex Rodriguez and Andy Phillips drove in two runs each in a four-run seventh Wednesday as the New York Yankees downed Toronto 6-1.

New York won its fifth straight and inched within seven games of first-place Boston in the American League East. The Yankees were 10 games behind at the All-Star break.

The Yankees faced a 1-0 deficit going into the seventh, but Rodriguez delivered a two-run double and Phillips contributed a two-run single in the inning.

Roger Clemens made the 700th appearance of his career as the New York starter, but did not figure in the decision. Mike Myers (1-0) got the victory after recording the last out of the seventh.

Mariano Rivera worked the final 1 2/3 innings to get his 15th save, which came on the 67th birthday of Manager Joe Torre.

Shaun Marcum (5-4) threw shutout ball through six innings, but could not retire a batter in the seventh while giving up three of the four runs in the frame.

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