Rays Beat the Yankees to Increase Their Lead in the East
NEW YORK (AP) – Jason Bartlett hit his latest leadoff homer in
New York to begin a beating of the banged-up Yankees, and the
streaking Tampa Bay Rays held on for a 10-6 victory Wednesday night
in the opener of a two-game series between baseball's top two
Evan Longoria had three hits and two RBIs, sending the AL East
leaders to their fifth straight win. Tampa Bay stole six bases
against starting pitcher A.J. Burnett – four in a four-run fourth
inning – and improved to 29-11, the best record for a big league
team after 40 games since Boston had the same mark in 2002.
Trailing 10-2 going into the ninth, New York scored four times
with two outs against Andy Sonnanstine.