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
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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