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NEW YORK -- Right fielder Wil Myers' RBI single in the 14th inning early Saturday morning keyed a five-run outburst and lifted the Tampa Bay Rays to a marathon 10-5 win over the New York Yankees in front of what remained of a crowd of 33,580 at Yankee Stadium.

In surviving a game that lasted five hours and 49 minutes and ended at 12:57 a.m., the Rays (14-16) won their third in a row, tying a season high. The Yankees (15-13) lost their season-high third straight and fell a half-game behind Baltimore in the AL East.

Myers' second RBI single of the game came a mere 10 innings after his first and was set up when center fielder Desmond Jennings drew a leadoff walk against Yankees right-hander Chris Leroux, New York's eighth pitcher.

After third baseman Evan Longoria struck out. Jennings stole second, his second theft of the game.

Myers followed with an RBI single through shortstop, which had been vacated by the shift, and Jennings scored easily.

The Rays, who stranded two baserunners in five of the previous 10 innings, piled on with an RBI double by first baseman Sean Rodriguez and RBI singles by left fielder Brandon Guyer, shortstop Yunel Escobar and catcher Ryan Hanigan.

Myers, Longoria, Escobar, Rodriguez and first baseman James Loney all had three hits apiece for the Rays (14-16), who won their third in a row.

Right-hander Heath Bell, the Rays' fifth pitcher, earned the win by continually pitching out of trouble during an eventful 2 1/3-inning stint.

Rays left-hander David Price allowed two runs on eight hits and no walks over seven innings while striking out eight. He was in line for the win until right-hander Joel Peralta gave up two homers in the eighth.

Tampa Bay's five-run 14th capped a wild, back-and-forth final seven innings. The Rays led 4-2 entering the eighth, when the Yankees tied the score on back-to-back two-out solo homers by first baseman Mark Teixeira and left fielder Alfonso Soriano.

The Rays took the lead in the top of the ninth on a one-out RBI single by Longoria, but the Yankees tied it in the bottom of the frame on center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury's two-out RBI single. Ellsbury was then picked off first base by right-hander Brandon Gomes, who had just entered the game. Ellsbury was originally ruled safe but called out upon instant replay.

The Yankees left runners at second and third in the 12th, when Ellsbury was thrown out at home to end a rundown-filled double play that went 4-3-6-3-4-3-4-5-2.

The Rays had three singles in the top of the 13th but didn't score thanks to a double play in which designated hitter Matt Joyce was originally called safe at first. But Yankees manager Joe Girardi requested a review and Joyce was called out. Rays manager Joe Maddon was then ejected for arguing the overturn.

The Yankees opened the bottom of the 13th with consecutive singles and had runners at second and third with one out after a botched rundown allowed second baseman Brian Roberts to take second. But pinch-hitter Brett Gardner grounded out - the putout went 3-9 - and two batters later, shortstop Derek Jeter capped the first 0-for-7 night of his career by grounding out.

Ellsbury had four hits and a stolen base, the 250th of his career. Brian McCann -- who began the game at designated hitter but ended it at catcher -- hit a two-run homer in the second while Soriano and Roberts each finished with three hits.

Girardi also reached a milestone Friday by managing his 1,000th game with the club. The Yankees are 579-421 under Girardi, who was hired following the 2007 season.

Left-hander Vidal Nuno lasted just 4 2/3 innings for the Yankees and allowed four runs on five hits and three walks while striking out two.

The Rays took the lead in the second when Rodriguez doubled with one out and scored on Loney's RBI single.

The Yankees answered in the bottom of the inning. With one out, Soriano singled. Five pitches later, McCann drilled a two-run homer to right.

A gift triple helped Tampa Bay take a 3-2 lead in the fourth. Longoria lofted a seemingly routine one-out fly to deep center, but Ellsbury lost the ball and motioned frantically as it landed behind him and Longoria raced to third.

Myers followed with an RBI single. Consecutive walks to Rodriguez and Loney loaded the bases for designated hitter Logan Forsythe, whose sacrifice fly scored Myers.

Jennings' two-out homer in the fifth extended the Rays' lead to 4-2 and chased Nuno.

NOTES: Joe Girardi became the sixth Yankees skipper to manage at least 1,000 games for the club, after Joe McCarthy (2,348 games), Joe Torre (1,942), Casey Stengel (1,851), Miller Huggins (1,796) and Ralph Houk (1,757). ... Yankees SS Brendan Ryan, who has been out all season with a cervical spine nerve injury, had his rehab transferred to Double-A Trenton on Friday. The Yankees hope he can return during next week's road trip. ... RHP Grant Balfour, who picked up the save in both ends of the Rays' doubleheader sweep of Boston on Thursday, was unavailable if a save situation presented itself for Tampa Bay on Friday. ... The second-inning double by Rays OF Sean Rodriguez gave him four extra-base hits in his last five at-bats dating to the second game of Thursday's doubleheader. He had just five hits -- four for extra bases -- in his first 30 at-bats of the season.

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