Tampa Bay Rays defeat New York Yankees, 4-3
Phil Coke and Carlos Pena have at least one thing in common: They both loved the second pitch Coke threw in the top of the 10th inning Wednesday night.
While the Yankee lefthander maintained that his 1-0 fastball to the Tampa Bay slugger was "as good as you're gonna get," Peña, thinking the exact same thing, grooved it into the right field seats for his major-league-leading 12th home run of the season and the decisive blow in Tampa Bay's 4-3, 10th-inning victory at the ...
Mark Teixeira was almost a hero. Unfortunately, almost doesn't count in the Bronx.
The Yankees' $180 million man woke up the lifeless Yankees with a game-tying, three-run double in the eighth, but Carlos Peña's 10th-inning home run off Phil Coke lifted the Rays to a 4-3 win, handing the Bombers their fourth straight loss.
"We just found another way to lose tonight," Teixeira said. "We've got to win that game."
Teixeira's broken-bat double ended a dismal 1-for-15 s...