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Jeter has RBI single in 9th, Yankees top Rays 3-2

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Derek Jeter hit a tiebreaking single in the ninth inning and the New York Yankees ended a five-game skid with a 3-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday.

Martin Prado #14 of the New York Yankees celebrates with Francisco Cervelli #29 of the New York Yankees after hitting a two run homer in the second inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field on August 16, 2014 in St Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Scott Iskowitz/Getty Images)

Brett Gardner opened the ninth with an infield single off Jake McGee (3-1) and advanced to second on a throwing error by second baseman Logan Forsythe. After failing to lay down a sacrifice bunt, Jeter put New York ahead with a single to right-center on a 2-2 pitch.

Dellin Betances (5-0) worked a perfect eighth before David Robertson got the final three outs for his 32nd save. Rookie Shane Greene allowed two runs, seven hits and struck out a career-high 10 in six-plus innings.

The Yankees took a lead in the second when Chase Headley drew a two-out walk on a full-count pitch and Martin Prado homered on an 0-2 offering from Drew Smyly, making his first home start since being acquired in a trade that sent ace David Price to Detroit on July 31.

Smyly gave up two runs and four hits over seven innings. Price is scheduled to pitch against Tampa Bay for the first time Thursday in the finale of a three-game series in Florida.

After Yunel Escobar had a sixth-inning RBI single, Tampa Bay tied it at 2 on Ben Zobrist’s run-scoring grounder in the seventh.

The Rays extended their club-record streak of allowing three runs or less to 12 consecutive games, but have gone just 7-5 over the stretch.

Tampa Bay had become the fourth team ever in the majors to get back to .500 after being at least 18 games under the break-even point with a 5-0 victory Friday night over the Yankees that gave them a 61-61 record.

TRAINERS’S ROOM

Yankees: RHP Masahiro Tanaka (right elbow) threw 25 pitches during his first bullpen session since going on the DL July 9. C Brian McCann (concussion) might return Sunday.

Rays: OF David DeJesus (left hand) went 0 for 1 with a walk in his first Gulf Coast League game.

UP NEXT

Yankees RHP Hiroki Kuroda (7-8), 0-3 in his last four starts against Tampa Bay, and Rays RHP Jeremy Hellickson (1-1) are Sunday’s scheduled starters.

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