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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