Bronx, NY (Sports Network) - Evan Longoria hit two home runs and finished with
three RBI to pace a 14-hit attack that carried the Tampa Bay Rays to an 8-3
victory over the scuffling New York Yankees in the opener of a four-game
series between the AL East foes.
Yunel Escobar added a pair of hits, including a two-run homer, while Desmond
Jennings went 3-for-4 with two runs scored to help the Rays deal New York its
seventh defeat in nine games.
Matt Moore (9-3) got on back on track to toss 6 1/3 effective innings in the
rout. The Tampa lefty had posted a wretched 13.86 ERA in losing his first
three June starts, but held the Yankees' makeshift lineup to three runs and
four hits while walking three.
Moore fared better than Andy Pettitte (5-5), who was reached for five runs and
nine hits before exiting with two outs in the seventh inning.
Brett Gardner ended 2-for-3 with a run scored for New York, which managed just
six hits after mustering three singles in a 6-0 loss to the Dodgers in
Wednesday's second game of a doubleheader.
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