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Scott Kazmir

Headley, Bird Lead Yankees To 3-1 Win Over Rays Wednesday

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Prized rookie Luis Severino rebounded from his worst start, Greg Bird homered and drove in two runs, and the Yankees beat the Rays 3-1 Wednesday night to keep pace in the AL playoff race. The second-place Yankees, who lead the wild-card chase, took two of three from Tampa Bay and stayed three games behind Toronto in the AL East. Severino (4-3) allowed one run and six hits in 52/3 innings. The righthander gave up a career-high six earned runs over 21/3 innings in an 11-5 loss Friday to Toronto. After Bird had a second-inning RBI double, Chase Headley put the Yankees up 2-0 with a run-scoring single in the sixth. Bird, also a rookie, made it 3-1 on his...