ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., April 14 (UPI) -- Robinson Cano's pinch-hit home run broke a tie in the eighth Monday and the New York Yankees posted an 8-7 win over the Tampa Bay Rays.
Cano hit his homer off Al Reyes (1-2) to give the Yankees the lead after the New York bullpen had blown a five-run edge on three home runs in the bottom of the seventh.
Derek Jeter, who had missed the previous six contests with a quad injury, returned and had two RBI.
Johnny Damon hit the 23rd leadoff home run of his career and Morgan Ensberg also hit a solo shot for the Yankees. Rodriguez was 4-for-5.