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: Ransom (2, Kazmir), Rodriguez, I (19, Hammel). HR: Jeter (9, 9th inning off Hammel,
2 on, 2 out), Rodriguez, A (32, 9th inning off Hammel, 0 on, 2 out). TB: Rodriguez, A 4; Jeter 4; Ransom 4; Rodriguez,
I 2; Nady. RBI: Ransom (6), Jeter 3 (66), Rodriguez, A (91). 2-out RBI: Jeter 3; Rodriguez, A. Runners
left in scoring position, 2 out: Giambi; Rodriguez, A. Team RISP: 2-for-8. Team LOB: 8.
Rodriguez, A (17, 2nd base off Kazmir/Navarro, D).
FIELDING Outfield assists: Gardner (Navarro,
D at home).