Yankees outlast pesky Blue Jays 5-4

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The New York Yankees scored five early runs and held off the tenacious Toronto Blue Jays for a 5-4 win at Yankee Stadium on Saturday.

New York roughed up Blue Jays starter Kyle Drabek with three runs in the second inning and two more in the fifth despite stranding five runners.

Four Blue Jays relievers combined for 5.2 innings without allowing a hit while their offense chipped into New York's lead.

Mike McCoy lead off the fifth inning with a solo home run and Adam Lind led off the sixth with a single and came into score two batters later.

The Blue Jays stranded Jose Molina, representing the tying run at second base in the top of the ninth as Mariano Rivera earned his ninth save.

Former Blue Jay pitcher A.J. Burnett earned the win for New York, allowing four runs on nine hits while striking out four in six innings. Drabek lasted just 2.1 innings, allowing five runs seven hits and four walks while striking out four.

(Reporting by Mike Mouat in Windsor, Ontario; Editing by Mark Lamport-Stokes)