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MLB: New York Yankees 7, Tampa Bay 0

June 5, 2012 at 10:26 PM   |   Comments

NEW YORK, June 5 (UPI) -- Andy Pettitte threw 7 1/3 shutout innings and Russell Martin bashed a grand slam Tuesday, powering the New York Yankees past Tampa Bay 7-0.

Pettitte (3-2) struck out 10 and allowed only two hits in a dominating performance that boosted the Yankees to within a half-game of the first-place Rays in the American League East.

The Yankees left-hander didn't allow a runner to reach third base.

Leading 2-0 in the fourth inning, New York loaded the bases with one out against James Shields (6-4) and Martin then sliced an 0-2 pitch over the right-field wall for a four-run shot.

The New York catcher finished the game 3-for-4.

Shields was tagged with the loss, surrendering seven runs (five earned) on seven hits in a five-inning effort for Tampa Bay.

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