New York Yankees defeat Tampa Bay Rays, 8-4

Carl Pavano would be a late-night talk show writer's dream if he was important enough for David Letterman or Jay Leno to joke about.

Pavano earned his third win in four decisions after missing most of the past two years to injuries, but he was pulled with a cramp in his left hip area in the sixth inning of Sunday's 8-4 win over Tampa Bay.

Joe Girardi said he's hopeful that Pavano, who was booed as he left the mound despite relative success since returning from the DL...

Derek Jeter said he'd never heard cheers during an at-bat in which he hit into a double play, so maybe that says something about the record Jeter tied during Sunday's victory over the Rays. Heck, even Jeter, who doesn't get overly jazzed about milestones, seemed touched.

Jeter had three more hits - he was 9-for-11 in the series - and matched Lou Gehrig's mark for career hits at Yankee Stadium with 1,269. Before he came to the plate in the seventh with a chance to break ...