New York Yankees defeat Tampa Bay Rays, 3-2

With the Yankees in front by a run and Phil Hughes warming up on the mound to begin the eighth inning Tuesday night, Chad Gaudin must have thought his first victory in two months was in the bank.

The first half of the Bombers' vaunted 1-2 bullpen punch had barely answered the bell for the eighth before Tampa Bay's Jason Bartlett drove his first-pitch fastball over the left-field wall to tie the game, ending Hughes' scoreless streak and turning Gaudin's strong night into...

This whole concept of the new Yankee Stadium playing like a Little League field in its inaugural season had been lost on Nick Swisher.

Somehow, the player who currently ranks second on the team in home runs hadn't been able to join in on the long-ball fun in the bandbox in the Bronx.

Swisher certainly picked a good time to finally start correcting that statistical anomaly. His first two homers at the Stadium in three months - including a game-winning blast off Dan Wh...

At one point Tuesday night, while Derek Jeter's teammates jogged to their positions between innings, the Yankee shortstop was in an unfamiliar pose - reclining on one of the small benches just inside the fence in front of the team's dugout. After playing much of a day-night doubleheader on Monday, Jeter was the Yanks' designated hitter, although he didn't get any hits. Again.

In fact, Jeter had perhaps his worst game of the season, and his pursuit of Lou Gehrig's club h...