A-Rod Powers Yankees Past Rays

A-Rod's 2 HRs, Posada's 2 hits help Yanks end skid

      ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) – Alex Rodriguez homered twice, Jorge
Posada had two hits and the New York Yankees stopped a six-game
losing streak with a 6-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday
night.
      With Yankees managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner in
attendance, New York ended its longest skid since dropping seven in
a row from April 20-27, 2007.
      Posada doubled and singled while batting seventh as the
designated hitter. It was his first start since he pulled himself
out of the lineup Saturday soon after he was set to bat ninth.
      Posada was roundly booed before his first at-bat in the second,
when he grounded out. The Yankees fans in attendance cheered in the
fifth after he singled.
      
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