New York Yankees defeat Tampa Bay Rays, 5-4

ST. PETERSBURG - Alex Rodriguez came to the plate to start the ninth inning, the Yankees and Rays all tied up and the American League East lead at stake.

A home run would have been epic, a go-ahead blast for No. 600. Instead, A-Rod popped out to shortstop Jason Bartlett, then headed back to the dugout - to watch Robinson Cano drill the decisive homer two pitches later.

"That was a huge win for us," Rodriguez said. "A huge night by Robbie. We feel like we stole one to...