New York Yankees defeat Tampa Bay Rays, 4-3

On Friday, during a rainout, Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon sat in the visiting manager's office at Yankee Stadium and talked about the lack of mystique at the new palace.

Maddon said something about the place not having the same smell as the old Stadium.

"I hated the smell of the old place - in a good way for them and a bad way for you. I don't know if that odor was the remnants of the ghost walking around," Maddon said. "They can develop it here, but they had an ad...

The way he was cruising through the first five innings Sunday, Joba Chamberlain never entertained the thought that he'd be long gone from the game by the time the Yankees staged their latest late rally.

"I had a good pitch count going into (the sixth) and then they had some good at bats," Chamberlain said after the Yankees' 4-3 victory over Tampa Bay at the Stadium. "But I wanted to go deeper into the game obviously and keep the team in the game."

But five solid inni...

Alfredo Aceves has only been in the majors since May 4 and he's a reliever, but he's already got four victories after holding the Rays scoreless in the seventh and eighth innings Sunday.

Afterward, Joe Girardi and several Yankees couldn't wait to praise Aceves (4-1), who has a 2.70 ERA in 11 games and is one win behind CC Sabathia (5-3) and Andy Pettitte (5-2) for the team lead. After striking out his final four batters yesterday - the Rays' 2-3-4-5 hitters - Aceves has...