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Rays 4, Yankees 3 (12 innings)

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NEW YORK -- Hot-hitting Logan Forsythe delivered an RBI single two outs in the top of the 12th inning, lifting the Tampa Bay Rays to a 4-3 victory over the New York Yankees on Monday night at Yankee Stadium.

Tampa Bay was two outs away from a 3-2 victory, but Joel Peralta blew the save by allowing a solo home run to second baseman Brian Roberts in the bottom of the ninth.

After Rays shortstop Ben Zobrist and designated hitter Matt Joyce struck out with the bases loaded against Shawn Kelley in the 11th, the winning rally started when left fielder Brandon Guyer drew a two-out walk against Jose Ramirez (0-2).

After Guyer stole his second base of the game, Forsythe lined the next pitch up the middle, giving Tampa Bay its 12th victory in 19 games and eighth in its final at-bat. The Rays second baseman went 2-for-5, making him 7-for-12 in the past three games.

Tampa Bay earned a third win in a row for the first time in more than a month.

Brad Boxberger (1-1), Tampa Bay's fourth reliever, pitched two scoreless innings for the win. That came after Grant Balfour stranded New York shortstop Derek Jeter at second in the 10th.

The Rays took a 3-2 lead in the eighth on two walks against Dellin Betances and a single to left field by catcher Ryan Hanigan off New York closer David Robertson.

Before the late game dramatics, Joyce and rookie right fielder Kevin Kiermaier hit solo home runs for Tampa Bay.

Tampa Bay right-hander Chris Archer was in line to join Walter Johnson as the second pitcher to win his first five starts against the Yankees. In seven innings, he gave up two runs, both scoring in the third inning, and he retired 13 of the final 16 hitters he faced.

New York right-hander David Phelps allowed two runs and four hits in 5 2/3 innings.

Tampa Bay took a 1-0 lead with two outs in the first on Joyce's solo home run, and the Rays made it 2-0 on a home run by Kiermaier in the third.

New York tied it in the third on left fielder Brett Gardner's run-scoring triple to the right-field corner and Jeter's RBI groundout.

The Yankees threatened to take the lead later that inning when center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury walked and stole second, but first baseman Mark Teixeira struck out and catcher Brian McCann flied out

NOTES: Yankees LHP CC Sabathia (inflamed right knee) threw a bullpen session at Yankee Stadium on Monday afternoon and GM Brian Cashman said that he will make a rehab start Thursday at Double-A Trenton. ... Yankees SS Derek Jeter is leading AL shortstops with 2,353,336 votes in the latest All-Star balloting results released Monday. ... Tampa Bay RHP Jeremy Hellickson (right elbow) threw a 38-pitch bullpen session Monday at Tropicana Field. He will make his next rehab start Thursday though the Rays do not know where. ... The Rays claimed RHP Cory Burns off waivers from the Texas Rangers, added him to the 40-man roster and assigned him to Double-A Montgomery. To make room for him on the 40-man roster, RHP Angel Sanchez was designated for assignment.
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