The Yankees looked to end their losing streak at six on Tuesday, as they attempted to split a two-game series against the AL East leading Tampa Bay Rays. For the first time in a while the Yankees looked strong on both sides of the field, picking up a 6-2 victory.
The Rays got on the board first, as Elliot Johnson ripped a solo homer off of Ivan Nova. They had the opportunity to add more runs, as Robinson Cano misplayed an easy one hopper from Sam Fuld, who was safe at first. A single by Johnny Damon put runners on the corners, but Nova escaped with just a 1-0 deficit.
In the top of the fourth Alex Rodriguez finally gave the Yankees a well-hit ball, driving a pitch from James Shields over the wall in left, tying the game. He went yard again in the top of the sixth, giving the Yankees a 2-1 lead.
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