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Yankees-Rays: New York Lucky in Eighth, Squeak By Rays, 4-3

Published by on June 8, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

For seven innings yesterday, the New York Yankees could do almost nothing against Tampa Bay starter, Matt Garza.

The only production the Bombers had had was one solo home run by Nick Swisher in the third inning.

But in the eighth, without much offense, things came apart for the Rays and the Yankees got lucky with their 20th come-from-behind win of the year.

The inning started with lead off Derek Jeter making an out.

But then Johnny Damon sliced a hit into left field.

Rays manager, Joe Maddon, decided to pitch around Mark Teixeira and put him on first base with an all-but-intentional walk.

Alex Rodriguez came to the plate and worked a walk as well, loading the bases for ...

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