MLB: New York Yankees 8, Toronto 4 (1st game)

Aug. 20, 2013 at 5:11 PM   |   0 comments

NEW YORK, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Robinson Cano had four hits and drove in four runs Tuesday in powering the New York Yankees to an 8-4 win over Toronto in the first game of a doubleheader.

The game was rescheduled from May 19, when the Yankees and Blue Jays were rained out.

Cano's four hits included a three-run home run -- the 200th homer of his career -- in the third inning that started New York's comeback from a 4-0 deficit. He added an RBI double in the seventh.

New York starter Ivan Nova (7-4) allowed four runs and nine hits in 6 1/3 innings but was saved by two three-run home runs -- Cano's in the third and one by Chris Stewart in the sixth that put the Yankees ahead.

Blue Jays starter Esmil Rogers was unable to hold the early lead but escaped with a no-decision. Neil Wagner (2-4) allowed the home run to Stewart and took the loss.

The Blue Jays used a four-run second inning, capped with Rajai Davis's two-run double to take the lead but Cano's home run to dead center cut into it and Stewart's shot down the left-field line wiped it out.

Cano doubled in Ichiro Suzuki, who had two hits and scored two runs, in the seventh and Brett Gardner doubled in a run in the eighth for the Yankees.

Suzuki's double and single on the day moved him to 3,999 hits for over his 22-year career in Japan and the United States.

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