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MLB: Tampa Bay 4, New York Yankees 3

Sept. 3, 2012 at 5:25 PM   |   Comments

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Chris Gimenez drove in Ryan Roberts with the go-ahead run in the eighth inning Monday, lifting Tampa Bay to a 4-3 win over the New York Yankees.

Roberts collected a two-out single against David Robertson (1-5) in a 3-3 tie game, stole second and came home with the decisive run when Gimenez grounded a ball into right field.

The Tampa Bay catcher finished with two RBI while B.J. Upton socked a solo homer as the Rays took the opener of a three-game series.

James Shields (13-8) limited the Yankees to three runs on five hits over eighth innings to earn the victory. He walked three and struck out five.

The third-place Rays moved to within 2 1/2 games of the American League East-leading Yankees with the triumph.

New York starter CC Sabathia yielded three runs on eight hits over seven full innings.

Russell Martin went 2-for-3 with an RBI to cap a three-run Yankees fourth inning.

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