May 8, 2012; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees relief pitcher David Robertson (30) and catcher Russell Martin (55) celebrate the win against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. Yankees won 5-3. Anthony Gruppuso-US PRESSWIRE

Yankees Vs. Rays: CC Sabathia Gives Up No Earned Runs In 8 Innings, New York Wins 5-3 Thursday

The New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays open a three-game series Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium

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Yankees Vs. Rays Final Score: Raul Ibanez Hits 2 Home Runs In 5-3 New York Win

Raul Ibanez hit two home runs Tuesday night to help give the New York Yankees a 5-3 victory in Game 1 of their three-game series at Yankee Stadium against the Tampa Bay Rays. Ibanez took starter James Shields deep to right field to give the Yankees a 2-0 lead in the fourth inning. He added a solo-shot off Burke Badenhop in the seventh for what would prove to be the winning run.


Related: Injured Michael Pineda Vows To 'Come Back Real Strong'

Ivan Nova improved his record to 4-1 on the season. He gave up six hits and two earned runs in seven innings with eight strikeouts. He didn't let the Rays on the board until the sixth when Jose Molina belted a solo home run to left to start the inning. Nova gave up another solo shot to Luke Scott before getting the last two outs of the inning on a pop fly and strikeout.

Curtis Granderson hit another home run in the fifth inning for his 10th on the year. Mark Texeira capped scoring with a double to score Alex Rodriguez in the eighth. David Robertson struck out Carlos Pena with the bases loaded to end the ninth inning in his first save opportunity since Mariano Rivera went down with a torn ACL.


Final - 5.8.2012 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Tampa Bay Rays 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 8 1
New York Yankees 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 1 X 5 8 0
WP: Ivan Nova (4 - 1)
SV: David Robertson (1)
LP: James Shields (5 - 1)

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Andy Pettitte Return: Yankees GM Says Pettitte To Start Sunday Vs. Mariners

New York Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte's comeback to the major leagues will begin in earnest on Sunday against the Seattle Mariners, according to Yankees general manager Brian Cashman (via ESPN NY).

Pettitte, 39, made four starts in the minor leagues during his warmup for a return to MLB action after a year-long retirement. Pettitte was 0-2 in those minor league games and had a 3.71 ERA.


Related: Injured Michael Pineda Vows To 'Come Back Real Strong'

Pettitte's last start in the majors was Oct. 18, 2010 against Texas in the ALCS. He finished that All-Star season with a record of 11-3 and an ERA of 3.28.

Overall, Pettitte has a record of 240-138 with an ERA of 3.88. He has struck out 2,251 batters during his MLB career which has been solely with the Yankees save for three years with the Astros (2004-2006). Pettitte is also 19-10 as a postseason starter with an ERA of 3.83.

Cashman did not say which pitcher would be removed from the Yankees rotation. It seems likely, however, that rookie David Phelps would return to the bullpen. Phelps makes his second big-league start Wednesday night against the Tampa Bay Rays.

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