Hechavarria HR leads Rays over Yankees 2-1 at Mets' park

Hechavarria HR leads Rays over Yankees 2-1 at Mets' park

Hechavarria HR leads Rays over Yankees 2-1 at Mets' park

"I felt that was the game and I went to him, " Girardi said of Robertson, who contributed a career-high 2 ²/₃ innings. The Rays dropped four games behind the Twins with 17 remaining and have five other teams to overcome. That's a rate of one homer every 43 at-bats, compared to the one every 163 at-bats he hit during his Marlins career.

There had been previous discussions playing at a neutral site - as they are doing for this series against the Yankees, albeit in NY - or even playing in Boston.

Sabathia allowed one run and six hits in 4 1/3 innings and was removed with two on and Evan Longoria at the plate. The slow-footed Sanchez scored from first with the go-ahead run. Matt Holliday worked the count full before sending a laser to left that a sliding Corey Dickerson couldn't quite grab.

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Rays shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria stole a hit from Starlin Castro. Archer holds a 3.30 ERA in 14 home starts. Garcia is hittable, although he is hard to hit home runs off and Tampa Bay has a lineup that thrives on the over. Engel went deep off Brandon Maurer during a six-run sixth.

RANGERS 5, MARINERS 3 Delino DeShields homered after taking a speedier trip around the bases for an earlier run as host Texas beat Seattle. The 24-year-old had posted quality starts in four of his previous five outings while giving up eight total runs (seven earned) in 33 innings. LHP Xavier Cedeno, returning from a forearm injury, followed with a one-hit second. DeShields then raced home from first on Shin-Soo Choo's two-run double that made it 4-1, running through a stop sign from fill-in third-base coach Jason Wood and scoring on a nifty head-first slide.

PIRATES 7, BREWERS 0 Steven Brault and four relievers combined on a three-hitter to lift visiting Pittsburgh over Milwaukee. Todd Frazier belted a three-run homer in Monday's 5-1 victory in the series opener as the Yankees crept within three games of first-place Boston in the American League East.

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