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J.P. Arencibia

Yankees Fall To Rays, Fail To Gain on Blue Jays In AL East

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Nick Franklin hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the sixth inning and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the AL wild-card leading New York Yankees 6-3 on Tuesday night. Hobbled Alex Rodriguez and Greg Bird homered for the Yankees, who remain three games behind AL East-leading Toronto, which lost 3-2 at Atlanta. Franklin, who entered when shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera left after four innings with a left knee strain, put the Rays up 4-3 on his homer off Nick Rumbelow (1-1). J.P. Arencibia made it 6-3 on a two-run single in the eighth. Rodriguez hit his 32nd homer this season and 686th of his career off Jake Odorizzi (8-8) in the first inning, hours after the team learned he is...