Yankees Vs. Rays Final Score: New York Wins 4-1 Behind Ivan Nova Gem

The New York Yankees got a beauty of a game from Ivan Nova on their way to a 4-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays in the Bronx on Wednesday night. Nova worked eight innings, giving up just four hits and one earned run for his seventh win of the season.

Through 11 starts this season, Nova has been up and down, mostly struggling in his starts. He allowed 18 earned runs in four starts prior to this one. He did beat Tampa Bay earlier this season, allowing two runs in seven innings on May 8.

Mark Teixeira and Robinson Cano both hit solo home runs to give the Yankees an early lead. Nick Swisher and Eric Chavez also drove in runs in the win.

New York now trails Baltimore by just half a game in the American League East. The Orioles won on Wednesday night as well, beating the Red Sox by a final score of 2-1.

The Yankees have one more against the Rays in this series. New York has now won three straight and five of their last six.

For more on the Yankees, please be sure to check out our blog Pinstripe Alley and SB Nation New York for all the latest news and updates.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation New York

You must be a member of SB Nation New York to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation New York. You should read them.

Join SB Nation New York

You must be a member of SB Nation New York to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation New York. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.