MLB: N.Y.Yankees 8, Tampa Bay 4

Sept. 13, 2006 at 10:57 PM
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NEW YORK, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Robinson Cano had two hits and five RBI Wednesday night as the New York Yankees beat Tampa Bay, 8-4, for their fifth straight win.

Alex Rodriguez hit his 33rd home run of the season and had two runs, three hits, and two RBI; Cano hit a two-run double; a two-run homer, and a sacrifice fly; Jason Giambi had two hits and one RBI; while Derek Jeter had two runs and one hit for the Yankees (88-56), who have won seven times in their last 10 games.

In relief of starter Cory Lidle, the winner was Brian Bruney (1-1).

Rocco Baldelli and Carl Crawford hit solo home runs; Josh Paul and Greg Norton both hit RBI singles; and Crawford had two runs and three hits for the Devil Rays (57-88), who have lost four of their last five games.

Losing pitcher Jason Hammel (0-3) yielded six runs and six hits in 4 2/3 innings.

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