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Rays Vs. Yankees Final Score: Tampa's Rally Falls Short, Yanks Win 5-3

The Tampa Bay Rays opened up a three-game road series with the New York Yankees with a loss, going down 5-3 on Tuesday night. The Yankees opened up with two runs in the bottom of the fourth inning thanks to a Raul Ibanez two-run home run. The Yankees then got another run from Curtis Granderson in the very next inning thanks to a solo home run, giving the Yankees a 3-0 lead.

The Rays began a rally to cut into the Yanks lead with a Jose Molina home run. The very next inning Luke Scott picked up his seventh home run of the season, cutting the Yankees lead to 3-2. In the seventh inning Raul Ibanez hit his second home run of the night to push the lead to 4-2, but Ben Zobrist answered in the next inning with a home run of his own. In the bottom of the eighth inning, Mark Texiera sealed the deal with a double scoring Alex Rodriguez to give the Yankees a 5-3 lead and enough to win the game.

We'll have plenty more on this series over the next few days here on SB Nation Tampa Bay, so keep it locked to this StoryStream for all the latest news and updates. As always, please head over to DRaysBay for more on this series and all things Tampa Bay Rays baseball. For some perspective from the other dugout, please head over to Pinstripe Alley, SB Nation's New York Yankees blog. And for more on this and every MLB series, please head over to the SB Nation Major League Baseball hub page.

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