Nova ran into early trouble in the second giving up four runs on four hits, but then settled down going 6.1 innings allowing nine hits and four runs finishing with 88 pitches, 61 for strikes.
New York got on the board in the bottom of the third when Cano hit his 200th home run of his career a three run blast to cut the Blue Jays lead 4-3.
Catcher Chris Stewart would add his own three run shot in the sixth increasing the Yankees lead to 6-3.
New York would tack on an insurance run in the eighth when Brett Gardner hit a sacrifice fly to plate Jayson Nix for the eighth run of the afternoon.
Robinson's seventh inning double plated Suzuki for the Yankees seventh run of the game.
Toronto starter Esmil Rogers went just 5 innings giving up four runs on seven hits with four strikeouts and two walks.
After Nova was removed in the seventh the Yankees' bullpen shut the door with Boone Logan, Shawn Kelley, David Robertson, Joba Chamberlain and Mariano Rivers (non-save situation) combining for no hits and no runs over 2 2/3 innings.
The win leaves the Yankees 6 games out of the wild card and 7.5 games behind Boston in the AL East standings.
The second game tonight features RHP Phil Hughes for the Bombers and LHP Mark Buerhle for the Jays with a start time of 7:05 pm ET.
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