New York Yankees 6 — Tampa Bay Rays 4
After losing sole possession of 1st in the AL East, the Yankees take it back with tonight’s 6-4 win over the Tampa Bay Rays.
Like many starters recently, Hiroki Kuroda struggled to hold onto leads in tonight’s start. In 6 innings, Kuroda gave up 2 leads that he received. After having a 3-1 lead in the 4th inning, a 2-run triple by Ben Zobrist tied the game. They would reclaim the lead in the 6th inning and Kuroda would lose the lead again. The lead would finally hold and the bullpen gets the assist. Boone Logan and David Robertson combined for 2 innings of relief behind Kuroda. Rafael Soriano put a solid 9th inning together for a much-needed win after so many struggles.
The Yankees offense kept the foot on the gas pedal and put together a nearly complete offensive showing in tonight’s game. The second hit of Derek Jeter’s 3-hit night started a big 4th inning. With 2 on, Alex Rodriguez and Russell Martin came through with back-to-back doub...