Yankees Regain First Place By Edging The Rays
Posada's pinch-hit homer lifts Yankees over Rays
By FRED GOODALL
AP Baseball Writer
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) – Jorge Posada led off the 10th inning
with a pinch-hit homer, lifting the New York Yankees over the Tampa
Bay Rays 8-7 and back into first place in the AL East on Tuesday
Robinson Cano and Alex Rodriguez also homered for the Yankees,
who squandered a six-run lead before tying it at 7 in the sixth on
Cano's RBI double. Posada drove a 2-0 pitch from Dan Wheeler (2-3)
over the center field wall.
The Rays erased the 6-0 deficit with a seven-run fifth inning
that Willy Aybar finished with a three-run, pinch-hit homer off
Boone Logan. Slumping slugger Carlos Pena began the rally with his
first homer since Aug. 30.
David Robertson (4-4) pitched the ninth and Mariano Rivera
finished up for his 30th save in 33 opportunities.
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