A-Rod, Heathcott Lift Yanks to Late Win
Trailing 1-0 with two outs in the top of the ninth inning, Alex Rodriguez tied the game with a double. Then, tied 1-1, Slade Heathcott hit a three-run home run that turned out to be the game-winner as the Yankees beat the Rays, 4-1, on Monday night.
A-Rod's RBI double was his 82nd RBI of the season. Remember back when the Yankees didn't even want him? Here's a look at his double.
Heathcott's homer was his second of the season.
The 4-1 win has the Yankees 3.0 games back of the Blue Jays in the AL East.
The much maligned C.C. Sabathia pitched 6.2 scoreless innings, allowing just three hits. He also struck out six.
Andrew Miller registered his 33rd save of the year by shutting down the door in the ninth.
The Yankees had just four hits on the day. Dustin Ackley and Carlos Beltran had the hits in addition to Rodriguez and Heathcott. Beltran's hit was the first of the game and it came in the eighth inning.