St. Petersburg, FL (Sports Network) - Ichiro Suzuki delivered a tie-breaking
two-run single with two outs in the top of the ninth inning to lift the New
York Yankees to a 4-3 come-from-behind win over the Tampa Bay Rays at
Suzuki finished 2-for-4 while also scoring the game-tying run in the eighth
inning, with his efforts enabling the Yankees to record only their third
victory in their last 15 visits to St. Petersburg. Robinson Cano and Jayson
Nix also collected a pair of hits for New York.
David Robertson (1-0) picked up the win after striking out two during a
perfect bottom of the eighth in relief of Phil Hughes, with Mariano Rivera
notching his sixth save of the year despite allowing a solo homer to Evan
Longoria in the ninth.
Hughes worked the first seven innings, permitting just two runs on six hits
while striking out six.
Suzuki's go-ahead hit off Fernando Rodney also kept 2012 AL Cy Young Award
winner David Price (0-2) winless on the season. The Tampa ace came through
with eight-plus strong innings, but gave up a single to Cano to start the
ninth and was ultimately charged with New York's third run.
James Loney went 2-for-4 and Jose Molina had an RBI single for the Rays, who
came in having won a season-high four in a row to begin their current six-game
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