Yankees Blank Rays
St. Petersburg, FL (Sports Network) – Curtis Granderson’s two-run homer in the first inning was all the offense the New York Yankees needed in a 4-0 victory
over the Tampa Bay Rays in the third game of a four-game series.
Freddy Garcia (8-7) scattered eight hits through 6 2/3 innings and struck out seven without a walk for the win, New York’s fourth in five games.
David Price (9-8) went 7 1/3 innings, allowing two runs on six hits and two walks while striking out five as the Rays lost for the sixth time in their last eight games.
Derek Jeter, facing Price for the first time since homering for his 3,000th hit off the lefty, led off the game with a single up the middle. Granderson then hammered a ball over the right field wall to give the Yankees a quick 2-0 advantage.