Rays Blow Another Lead. Fall To Yankees 4-3

Overbay homers in 11th, Yanks beat Rays MARK DIDTLER,Associated Press
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Lyle Overbay homered with two outs in the 11th inning, and the New York Yankees rallied late to beat the Tampa Bay Rays 4-3 on Saturday.

Overbay drilled a 1-0 pitch from Josh Lueke (0-2) into the right field seats to give New York the lead.

Ivan Nova (2-1), who made his first relief appearance after returning from a right triceps injury and being moved from the Yankees’ rotation to the bullpen, struck out James Loney and got an inning-ending grounder from Matt Joyce with the bases loaded in the 10th.

Mariano Rivera pitched a perfect 11th inning for his 18th straight save to start the season.

The Yankees scored twice in the ninth against struggling Tampa Bay closer Fernando Rodney to pull even at 3.

 

 

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