The Yankees fell behind in the game on an RBI single by Sean Rodriguez in the fourth inning. A Mark Teixeira solo shot tied the game up in the seventh inning. Carlos Pena hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the seventh to give the Rays the lead back. Alex Rodriguez walked in the eighth inning which started the rally. Eric Chavez scored on the Rodriguez walk. Robinson Cano's two-RBI single gave New York a 4-3 lead going into the ninth inning.
The Yankees' starter David Phelps only lasted 4 1/3 innings. He only gave up two hits, three walks and one earned run while striking out eight batters. Boone Logan allowed two earned runs on two hits but was still given the win. David Robertson set up Rafael Soriano for the ninth inning by pitching a scoreless eighth inning. Robertson struck out two batters and walked one. Soriano closed the door on Tampa Bay and picked up a save with a scoreless inning of relief and a strikeout in the ninth. David Price went seven innings for the Rays, giving up four hits, one earned run and two walks while striking out eight batters. Kyle Farnsworth lasted just 1/3 of an inning in relief of Price and gave up four walks and three earned runs. Farnsworth was charged with the loss.
The Yankees (49-32) next series begins on July 6 when they take on the Boston Red Sox (42-40) at Fenway Park.
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