Scott Kazmir allowed just one hit over six innings, striking out seven. (Chris O'Meara/AP)
By Bill Chastain / MLB.com
When you need a win, you go to your stopper. And Scott Kazmir delivered a sweep-preventing win for Tampa, which is now 3 1/2 games up on Boston in the AL East. The Rays ace got more than enough offense behind a five-run second, which knocked out Yanks righty Darrell Rasner.
The following are trademarks or service marks of Major League Baseball entities and may be used only with permission of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. or the relevant Major League Baseball entity: Major League, Major League Baseball, MLB, the silhouetted batter logo, World Series, National League, American League, Division Series, League Championship Series, All-Star Game, and the names, nicknames, logos, uniform designs, color combinations, and slogans designating the Major League Baseball clubs and entities, and their respective mascots, events and exhibitions.