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Yankees Vs. Rays Final Score: Tampa Bay Wins 5-2

The AL East race keeps getting tighter, as the Tampa Bay Rays defeated the New York Yankees 5-2 on Tuesday night to move within 1.5 games of first place.

It's the second straight win over the Yankees for the streaking Rays, who, along with the Baltimore Orioles, have eaten into all of New York's once-formidable division lead.

Most of the damage came from the top of Tampa Bay's batting order, with Desmond Jennings, B.J. Upton and Evan Longoria all hitting HRs off Freddy Garcia.

Alex Cobb allowed a two-run HR to Robinson Cano in the first inning, but he recovered from there to go seven innings, allowing four hits and two earned runs to go along with strikeouts and only one walk.

With the win, the Rays enter into the final game of the series on Wednesday with the chance to enter into a virtual tie for first place in the AL East.

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