Andy Pettitte

Gardner's walk-off single leads Yankees past Rays 5-4

This latest hit by Brett Gardner produced another walkoff win for the New York Yankees — without any mishaps, either.

Gardner hit an RBI single with the bases loaded in the ninth inning, sending the AL East leaders over the Tampa Bay Rays 5-4 for their sixth straight win.

"Makes me feel good," Gardner said. "It's an exciting win for us — a very important game against a tough opponent."

Gardner won the series opener against the Rays on Thursday night with an 11th-inning home run. That sparked a wild celebration at home plate, and Yankees rookie slugger Aaron Judge was accidentally hit by Gardner's helmet and lost half of his front left tooth.