The Yankees played good baseball tonight. They executed bunts, hit with runners in scoring position, got key outs from their bullpen and beat the Rays 6-2 to end a six-game losing streak. Alex Rodriguez did the early damage with a pair of home runs that put the Yankees in front 2-1 after six innings. From there, the Yankees simply played a good game. Dave Robertson and Joba Chamberlain pitched out of jams, and when the Yankees put four runners in scoring position in the final three innings, they actually drove all four home. Brett Gardner had three hits, Rodriguez and Jorge Posada had two, and the only Yankees starter without a hit was — oddly enough — Curtis Granderson, who had been the lone offensive bright spot for the past two weeks or so.
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