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Rays fall to grieving Yankees 5-4

July 17, 2010
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

NEW YORK (AP) - Nick Swisher provided the most fitting tribute to George Steinbrenner.

Swisher hit a game-winning single with two outs in the ninth inning and the New York Yankees ended a most emotional Friday evening by beating the Tampa Bay Rays 5-4.

On a night when manager Joe Girardi cried, captain Derek Jeter's face went flush as he spoke to the crowd and closer Mariano Rivera placed two long-stemmed roses across home plate to remember Steinbrenner and beloved public address announcer Bob Sheppard, the Yankees won - what better way for them to honor their owner?

Swisher hit a tying home run in the eighth, then lined a single that sent Curtis Granderson sliding home for the victory.

 
 

 

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