Darrell Rasner could not make it out of the second inning on Thursday. (Chris O'Meara/AP)
By Bryan Hoch / MLB.com
A fourth straight victory and a sweep of the AL East-leading Rays were not in the cards for the Yanks, who fell to 11 games back in the division and 7 1/2 in the Wild Card chase. Darrell Rasner had a rough night, lasting just 1 1/3 frames and giving up five runs in the second.
BATTING 2B: Gross (13, Rasner), Navarro, D (23, Aceves, A), Floyd, C (12, Britton). 3B: Iwamura (7, Britton). HR: Aybar, W (9, 4th inning off Aceves, A, 0 on, 2 out). TB: Bartlett; Gross 2; Upton, B; Floyd, C 3; Navarro, D 5; Aybar, W 5; Hinske; Iwamura 4. RBI: Gross (37), Bartlett (26), Iwamura (41), Aybar, W 3 (26), Upton, B (64). 2-out RBI: Aybar, W 3. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Aybar, W; Hinske; Upton, B 2; Navarro, D 2. SF: Bartlett; Upton, B. Team RISP: 4-for-13. Team LOB: 12.