Final in 10
7:10 PM ET, September 14, 2010
Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida
Yankees recover to beat Rays in 10th, reclaim first place in AL East
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- A pitching duel one night, and a slugfest the next. The race for the AL East title is turning into an entertaining show.The New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays went extra innings for the second straight night Tuesday, with the defending world champions winning 8-7 to regain the division lead they relinquished with a 1-0 loss in the opener of the important three-game series at Tropicana Field.
• The Yankees regained the AL East lead on Jorge Posada's pinch-hit home run in the 10th. He was 0-10 as a pinch-hitter this season prior to the home run and is the first Yankee to hit a go-ahead pinch-hit HR in extra innings since Matt Nokes in 1993.
• Mariano Rivera reached 30 saves for the 13th time in his career, one shy of Trevor Hoffman's all-time record.
• Greg Golson's first career assist resulted in a game-ending double play when he tagged out Carl Crawford trying to advance after the catch.
• Alex Rodriguez hit his 606th career home run and his 44th against the Rays, the most by anyone against Tampa Bay.
• Matt Garza allowed two HRs and has now allowed a career-high 27.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Cano had gone 53 at bats since last homering on Aug. 30. ... With Pena struggling at the plate, Tampa Bay dropped him fifth to seventh in the batting order. He began the night in a 2 for 38 slump and batting .200, lowest in the majors among qualifiers.
Regular Season Series
|Tampa Bay leads 10-8 (as of Tue 9/14)|
|Fri 4/9||@TB 9, NYY 3||Recap|
|Sat 4/10||NYY 10, @TB 0||Recap|
|Sun 4/11||NYY 7, @TB 3||Recap|
|Wed 5/19||TB 10, @NYY 6||Recap|
|Thu 5/20||TB 8, @NYY 6||Recap|
|Fri 7/16||@NYY 5, TB 4||Recap|
|Sat 7/17||TB 10, @NYY 5||Recap|
|Sun 7/18||@NYY 9, TB 5||Recap|
|Fri 7/30||@TB 3, NYY 2||Recap|
|Sat 7/31||NYY 5, @TB 4||Recap|
|Sun 8/1||@TB 3, NYY 0||Recap|
|Mon 9/13||@TB 1, NYY 0||Recap|
|» Tue 9/14||NYY 8, @TB 7||Box Score|
|Wed 9/15||@TB 4, NYY 3||Recap|
|Mon 9/20||@NYY 8, TB 6||Recap|
|Tue 9/21||@NYY 8, TB 3||Recap|
|Wed 9/22||TB 7, @NYY 2||Recap|
|Thu 9/23||TB 10, @NYY 3||Recap|
|Complete Schedule: Yankees | Rays|
|3rd||M Teixeira hit sacrifice fly to center, D Jeter scored.||1||0|
|3rd||A Rodriguez singled to left, C Granderson scored.||2||0|
|3rd||R Cano homered to right (403 feet), A Rodriguez scored.||4||0|
|5th||A Rodriguez homered to left center (419 feet).||5||0|
|5th||F Cervelli walked, R Cano scored, A Kearns to third, C Curtis to second.||6||0|
|5th||C Pena homered to center (418 feet).||6||1|
|5th||J Jaso singled to center, B Upton scored.||6||2|
|5th||E Longoria singled to center, J Jaso scored, C Crawford to second.||6||3|
|5th||M Joyce singled to left, C Crawford scored, E Longoria to second.||6||4|
|5th||W Aybar homered to left (388 feet), E Longoria and M Joyce scored.||6||7|
|6th||R Cano doubled to right, C Granderson scored, A Rodriguez to third.||7||7|
|10th||J Posada homered to center (445 feet).||8||7|
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|Stadium||Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, FL|
|Attendance||28,713 (84.3% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Ron Kulpa, First Base - Lance Barksdale, Second Base - Ed Rapuano, Third Base - Tom Hallion|