Rays Beat The Yankees To Pull Within A Game Of First

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) – Wade Davis shrugged off a rocky

start to pitch seven innings and Matt Joyce hit a three-run homer

Friday night to lead the surging Tampa Bay Rays over the New York

Yankees 3-2.

Tampa Bay forced Alex Rodriguez to wait at least one more day to

join the 600-home run club, and the second-place Rays matched their

longest winning streak of the season at seven games. The Rays

pulled within one game of the AL East-leading Yankees with their

11th win in 12 home games.

Derek Jeter singled and Nick Swisher homered to begin the game

against Davis (9-9), who settled to limit the Yankees to one hit –

Robinson Cano's sixth-inning, broken bat single – and three walks

over after that.


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