Vidal Nuno got an emergency start because of the rainout and DH this week, and with Ivan Nova’s injury and Nuno’s own performance today, may stay in the rotation. We’ll see.
But no one can argue with his 5 IP, 0 R, 3 h, 2 walk and 6 k performance.
Brett Gardner drove in a run in the fourth with a double, but Tampa Bay tied it in the seventh on an unearned run. The teams battled into the twelfth.
Dean Anna drew a 2-out bases-loaded walk to break the tie, and the singles by Carlos Beltran (for 2 runs) and Alfonso Soriano (for one) gave the Yanks a 5-1 victory.
David Phelps threw 1 1/3 scoreless innings, Matt Thornton faced two batters and gave up the unearned run. Adam Warren went 1 2/3 scoreless, and Shawn Kelley and Preston Claiborne, who got the win, went 2 scoreless each.
The Yanks are off Monday, and face Boston Tue-Thurs. up in Fenway. The Yanks are now 11-8.