Yankees 9, Blue Jays 6

Updated: September 30, 2012, 10:40 PM ET
Associated Press

TORONTO -- After holding onto the AL East lead for more than 31/2 months, the Yankees appeared set to fall out of first place on Sunday. Then they rallied from a four-run deficit, headed home still tied with Baltimore for the AL East lead and later clinched their 17th postseason berth in 18 years.

"Tonight was a season-defining game for us," New York's Nick Swisher said after a 9-6 win at the Toronto Blue Jays. "We could have gone down big like that and just packed it in, but that's not ...

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