Matt Joyce hit a three-run homer off fill-in closer David Robertson in the ninth inning, falling down on a twisted ankle as he finished his swing, and the Tampa Bay Rays rallied to beat the New York Yankees 4-1 on Wednesday night.
In his first chance since taking over for injured star Mariano Rivera, Robertson escaped a bases-loaded jam to save Tuesday night's 5-3 victory over the Rays. But one night later, New York got a chilling dose of real-life reality without Rivera.
With the Yankees clinging to a 1-0 lead, Sean Rodriguez singled through the left side on Robertson's first pitch and went to third when pinch-hitter Brandon Allen singled to right on the next delivery.
Nick Swisher's throw to third was over the head of the cutoff man and Allen raced to second, sliding in safely on a close play that brought a brief argument from Yankees manager Joe Girardi.
Ben Zobrist walked and Carlos Pena, called out on strikes with the bases full to end Tuesday night's game, went down lookin...