Yankees 4, Blue Jays 2

Larry Fleisher, The Sports Xchange

NEW YORK -- Alfonso Soriano hit a tiebreaking two-run home run with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning, lifting the New York Yankees to a 4-2 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday night at Yankee Stadium.

Soriano was hitless in 17 straight at-bats before the eighth, a stretch that followed his winning AL player of the week honors for hitting .484 (15-for-31) last week. After striking out and grounding out in his previous two at-bats against Toronto starter R.A. Dickey (9-12), Soriano drove a 1-1 pitch over the left-field wall and clapped his hands as he began his home run trot.

Soriano's ninth home run with the Yankees lifted them to their fourth straight win and 10th in 13 games.

Austin Romine and Curtis Granderson also drove in runs for New York, which has won 12 straight home games over the Blue Jays.

After spot starter Adam Warren allowed two runs and four hits in three-plus innings, David Huff (1-0) pitched five scoreless innings for the win. Mariano Rivera pitched a scoreless ninth for his 37th save.

Munenori Kawasaki and Josh Thole drove in the runs for Toronto, which has dropped five straight and eight of its last 11.

Dickey went the distance, allowing four runs and six hits.