NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 16: Tampa Bay Ray's manager Joe Maddon argues with home plate umpire Paul Emmel during the third inning against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on September 16, 2012 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)
The Yankees rode a big third inning to a 6-4 win over the Rays.
The New York Yankees rode a five-run third inning to a 6-4 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday at Yankee Stadium. The Yankees took two out of three games in the series, and helped buoy their chances of staving off the Rays in the AL East race. The win puts the Yankees five games ahead of Tampa Bay for the division.