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Rays outlast Yankees in 14 innings
Bronx, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Wil Myers' tie-breaking RBI single was part of a five-run 14th inning that lifted the Tampa Bay Rays to a third straight win, a 10-5 decision over the New York Yankees in the opener of a three-game series.
After twice blowing late leads to extend the game, the Rays sent 10 men to the plate against reliever Chris Leroux (0-1) to finally record their seventh victory in their last eight visits to Yankee Stadium.
Sean Rodriguez, Brandon Guyer, Yunel Escobar and Ryan Hanigan also knocked in runs in the 14th before Josh Lueke ended the 5-hour, 49-minute marathon by recording the final three outs.
Heath Bell (1-1) worked out of a tough jam in the bottom of the 13th to finish off a 2 1/3 scoreless inning stint and earn the win. David Price struck out eight without a walk while permitting just two runs over the first seven frames, but was left with a no-decision after Joel Peralta served up back-to- back solo homers to Mark Teixeira and Alfonso Soriano in the eighth that tied the score at 4-4.
The Rays went back ahead when Evan Longoria singled home Ben Zobrist in the top of the ninth. However, Jacoby Ellsbury forced extra innings with a two-out RBI hit in New York's last at-bat.
Ellsbury finished with four hits and both Soriano and Brian Roberts had three for the Yankees, who also received a two-run homer from Brian McCann in their season-high third consecutive defeat.
05/03 01:04:38 ET