MLB: New York Yankees 5, Tampa Bay 3

May 8, 2012 at 11:34 PM
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NEW YORK, May 8 (UPI) -- Raul Ibanez drove in three runs with a pair of homers Tuesday, propelling the New York Yankees to a 5-3 victory over Tampa Bay.

Ibanez's first homer of the game was a two-run shot in the fourth inning that broke a scoreless tie, and he made it 4-2 Yankees with a bases-empty blast in the seventh.

Curtis Granderson hit his 10th home run of the year for New York, which clinched its three-game series against the Rays.

Ivan Nova (4-1) collected the victory, yielding a pair of runs on six hits while walking two and striking out eight.

Rafael Soriano tossed a scoreless eighth and David Robertson earned his first save despite allowing a pair of walks in the ninth for New York.

James Shields (5-1) was saddled with his first loss in seven starts to begin the season, surrendering three runs on four hits in a six-inning effort.

Luke Scott and Jose Molina each launched solo a homer for the Rays.

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