Brett Gardner hit a three-run home run, CC Sabathia limited the Rays to two runs in five innings, and the Yankees' bullpen tossed four scoreless innings as New York avoided a three-game sweep in Tampa. >> Click here for the full box score
CC Sabathia struck out six batters and walked one in a 95-pitch effort. After allowing a run in the first inning, Sabathia threw three scoreless innings before giving up a solo shot in the fifth.
Didi Gregorius went 4-for-4 with an RBI, raising his batting average to .322 on the season. Gardner had two hits and Jacoby Ellsbury added a double.
Chris Archer started for the Rays and struck out 12 Yankee batters in six and 1/3 innings.
The Yankees will return to New York to open a four-game series with the Kansas City Royals on Monday at 7:05 p.m. at Yankee Stadium.