Overbay HR sends Yanks past Rays in 11

7:30 PM, May 25, 2013   |    comments
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St. Petersburg, FL (Sports Network) - Lyle Overbay provided the winning margin with a solo homer in the top of the 11th inning, and the New York Yankees overcame a two-run deficit in the ninth to rally for a 4-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field.

The Yankees trailed 3-1 entering the final at-bat before tying the game on a Brett Gardner single that followed Brennan Boesch's pinch-hit RBI double off Rays closer Fernando Rodney with two outs.

Ivan Nova (2-1) worked out of a bases-loaded, one-out jam in the bottom of 10th to earn the win and enable the Yankees to take their first series at Tropicana Field since Apr. 9-11, 2010.

New York had lost in 13 of its last 16 visits to St. Petersburg prior to Friday's 9-4 triumph in the opener of this three-game set.

The Rays were dealt a third straight defeat overall, while Matt Moore fell short of becoming the first nine-game winner in the majors this season despite holding the Yankees to one run and five hits through six innings of work.

Moore was matched for most of the afternoon by Vidal Nuno, with the Yankees' rookie charged with two runs allowed on five hits over six-plus frames.

Josh Lueke (0-2) was tagged with the loss after serving up Overbay's go-ahead blast.

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