MLB: New York Yankees 3, Toronto 2

Sept. 2, 2011 at 10:33 PM

NEW YORK, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Robinson Cano singled in the go-ahead run in the fifth Friday and Ivan Nova shook off a shaky start to bring the New York Yankees a 3-2 win over Toronto.

New York vaulted past Boston into a half-game lead in the American League East.

Nova (15-4) allowed two first-inning runs and then settled down to give the Blue Jays only three hits over seven innings. The rookie has won eight consecutive starts.

Brett Gardner tied it with a two-run homer in the third and New York got to Brandon Morrow for what turned out to be the winning run in the fifth. Derek Jeter reached on a single with two away, Curtis Granderson walked and Cano came through with a base hit to center that brought home Jeter.

The Yankees won for the fifth time in six games, having captured two out of three against the Red Sox in a just-completed series.

Morrow (9-10) gave up three runs on four hits in six innings to suffer the loss.

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