Tampa Bay Rays defeat New York Yankees, 8-6

Alex Rodriguez and his surgically-repaired hip will rejoin the Yankees Friday night in Baltimore and, while there figures to be intense scrutiny on A-Rod, the Yanks are hoping he jolts them out of their recent funk, the worst in Joe Girardi's brief tenure as manager.

But as the Yankees are getting their marquee player back, the rest of the club seems to be in upheaval. Girardi revealed Thursday night that Mariano Rivera, who in the ninth gave up back-to-back homers for ...