Bronx, NY (Sports Network) - Vernon Wells delivered a pinch-hit three-run
double in the bottom of the seventh inning to help lift the New York Yankees
to a 7-5 win over the visiting Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday afternoon.
The Yankees were down 5-3 after prized Tampa Bay rookie Wil Myers hit his
first major league home run, a grand slam off starter CC Sabathia (8-5) with
two outs in the sixth.
Rays reliever Joel Peralta (1-4) ran into trouble in the seventh, walking two
around a one-out Lyle Overbay double before giving way to Jake McGee, who
inherited a bases-loaded jam.
McGee almost shutdown the threat, but issued a two-out walk to David Adams
before Wells cleared the bases with a drive to right-center that bounced above
the outfield wall into a fan's glove. The ruling on the field was spectator
interference, not a ground-rule double, and the umpires allowed the third run
David Robertson struck out two Tampa Bay batters in a perfect eighth and
Mariano Rivera pitched around an infield single in the ninth to earn his 26th
save of the season.
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