Logan Forsythe

A-Rod Hurt; Pineda, Yanks Routed By Rays

NEW YORK — A bad day for the New York Yankees got even worse when Alex Rodriguez exited in the sixth inning. The slumping slugger finally got another hit — and then he got hurt.

Steven Souza Jr. homered twice on his 27th birthday and the Tampa Bay Rays went deep five times in all, tagging Michael Pineda in an 8-1 blowout Sunday.

"They didn't miss much," Yankees catcher Brian McCann said. "There were some balls that were middle. He made some pitches, then he left some over the plate."

The 40-year-old Rodriguez was removed with stiffness on his left side, but New York received good news after the game when results of an MRI on his oblique...