Asdrubal Cabrera got his 1,000th hit during a two-run second inning, and the Tampa Bay Rays rebounded again from an early deficit to beat the New York Yankees 3-2 on Wednesday night.
CC Sabathia won for the first time in more than a year, Alex Rodriguez hit one of five New York homers and the Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays 11-5 on Monday night.
Chase Headley and Mark Teixeira drove in two runs each, and the New YorkYankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-3 Sunday to complete a three-game sweep.
Evan Longoria drove in two runs with a single and sacrifice fly, leading the Tampa Bay Rays to an 8-4 victory over the New York Mets on Sunday.
Derek Jeter was hit on the arm by a Steve Geltz pitch in the eighth inning of a 6-1 loss to Tampa Bay on Tuesday night.
Ben Zobrist hit a game-ending single with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, lifting the Tampa Bay Rays over the New York Yankees 1-0 on Monday night.
Brian McCann homered and drove in three runs, and the New York Yankees used their biggest comeback of the season to beat Tampa Bay 8-5.
Hiroki Kuroda pitched neatly into the seventh inning, Brett Gardner drove in two runs and the New York Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays 4-2 on Sunday.
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.
The Rays will send Drew Smyly to the mound in his home debut Saturday when they look to defeat the Yankees for the sixth straight meeting.
Teixeira homered for the fourth time in his last five games and drove in three runs as the Yankees rallied past the Tampa Bay Rays 9-3 and stopped a season-high, three-game losing streak.
So much stuff happened, Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon lost track. Especially after he got ejected.
With roughly a third of the MLB season already complete, the profile of the American League East looks almost entirely different than one might expect.
Phil Hughes is becoming a much better pitcher. And it’s simply because of one thing – his ability (or willingness) to throw off speed stuff (mainly his curveball) for strikes when he has two strikes on a batter.
B.J. Upton and the Tampa Bay Rays knocked around CC Sabathia, took a few lumps of their own and left the Bronx with the confidence – and schedule – that could carry them to an AL East title.