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MLB: N.Y. Yankees 8, Tampa Bay 7 (10 inn.)

Sept. 14, 2010 at 11:25 PM   |   Comments

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Jorge Posada homered in the 10th inning Tuesday and the New York Yankees bounced back after blowing a 6-0 lead to down Tampa Bay 8-7.

Posada came off the bench to hit for Francisco Cervelli and golfed a 2-0 pitch from Dan Wheeler (2-3) 420 feet to straightaway center field, redeeming the Yankees after they had squandered a big lead.

Mariano Rivera made Posada's clout hold up, collecting his 30th save of the year in the bottom of the 10th, while David Robertson (3-4) collected the victory for tossing a scoreless ninth.

The victory allowed New York to wrest first place in the American League East from the Rays by a half-game and evened their three-game series at one win apiece.

Robinson Cano homered, went 3-for-4 and drove in three runs and Alex Rodriguez added a solo shot among his two hits for the Yanks.

Willie Aybar and Carlos Pena homered during a seven-run fifth inning that allowed Tampa Bay to erase a 6-0 deficit.

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