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MLB: New York Yankees 4, Tampa Bay 3

July 4, 2012 at 7:23 PM   |   Comments

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., July 4 (UPI) -- Robinson Cano's two-run single in the eighth inning provided the difference Wednesday and the New York Yankees salvaged a 4-3 win over Tampa Bay.

Trailing 3-1 entering the frame, the Yankees rallied to score three times and went on to avoid a three-game series sweep and break a nine-game losing streak at Tropicana Field.

Tampa Bay's Kyle Farnsworth (0-1) walked the bases loaded with one out, then issued a fourth base-on-balls to Alex Rodriguez, cutting the Yankees' deficit to a run.

Jake McGee came in to pitch and Cano greeted him by lining a two-strike pitch into left center field, chasing home Curtis Granderson and Mark Teixeira to put New York ahead by a run.

Boone Logan (3-0) was credited with the win despite yielding a two-run homer to Carlos Pena in the seventh. Rafael Soriano collected his 19th save for the American League East-leading Yanks.

Rays starter David Price allowed one run on four hits over seven innings in a no-decision.

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