Granderson helps Yankees get by Rays in 11
St. Petersburg, FL (Sports Network) - Curtis Granderson knocked in the go- ahead run with a sacrifice fly in the top of the 11th inning, as the New York Yankees salvaged the finale of a three-game set against the Tampa Bay Rays with a 3-2 triumph Sunday at Tropicana Field.
Alfonso Soriano got things started with a one-out double into the left-field corner and alertly swiped third before Granderson lifted a ball deep to center field, scoring Soriano easily from third for a one-run lead.
Mariano Rivera retired the Rays in order in the home half to secure his 38th save of the season and make a winner out of Boone Logan (4-2), who got pinch- hitter Jose Lobaton to ground into a double play to end the bottom of the 10th.
Robinson Cano finished a triple shy of the cycle and knocked in two runs to help the Yankees avoid being swept by the Rays for the first time since Apr. 6-8, 2012.
Evan Longoria stroked a solo homer and plated both runs for the Rays, who had won five of their last six coming into the contest.
Jamey Wright (2-2) served up Granderson's sac fly in the 11th to absorb the loss.
08/25 17:40:07 ET