Not even Ivan Nova could stop the Tampa Bay Rays from another home win over the New York Yankees.
Sean Rodriguez hit a go-ahead two-run homer, helping the Rays beat the Yankees 7-4 on Tuesday night.
Nova, who entered 5-0 in his past seven starts, allowed six runs and seven hits in six-plus innings. The right-hander had won his previous four starts against Tampa Bay, limiting the Rays to four earned runs in 28 innings during the stretch.
''I didn't have very good fastball command, but I can't make an excuse,'' Nova said. ''I just have to pitch. I just got hit, so I have to move past this one and look forward to the next start.''
Rodriguez, mired in a 17 for 100 slump dating back to May 21, finished with 3 for 4.
After blowing a three-run lead, New York went ahead 4-3 on Eric Chavez's RBI single during the fourth. Tampa Bay responded in the bottom half and grabbed a 5-4 lead on Rodriguez's first homer since May 27 off Nova (9-3).
James Shields (8-5) gave up four runs and 10 hits...