St. Petersburg, FL (Sports Network) - Chris Gimenez drove in two runs,
including the deciding score in the bottom of the eighth inning as the Tampa
Bay Rays clipped the New York Yankees, 4-3, in the opener of a three-game set.
B.J. Upton homered and scored twice for the Rays, who have won three in a row.
James Shields (13-8) went eight innings for the win, allowing five hits and
three runs with three walks and five strikeouts. Fernando Rodney stranded a
runner on third in a scoreless ninth to earn his 41st save.
Alex Rodriguez made his return to the lineup, going 1-for-4 with a run scored
for the Yankees, who have dropped five of six.
David Robertson (1-5) was charged with the winning run in his one relief
inning. It spoiled a solid outing from CC Sabathia, who gave up eight hits and
three runs in eight full frames.
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