St. Petersburg, FL (SportsNetwork.com) – It took the New York Yankees two
weeks, but they can call themselves a .500 baseball team.
Mark Teixeira and Chase Headley each drove in two runs to lift the Yankees to
a 5-3 victory on Sunday and a three-game sweep of the Tampa Bay Rays at
The Yankees, after a 1-4 start, have won five of their last seven to reach the
.500 mark for the first time in the young 2015 campaign.
Michael Pineda (2-0) worked the first 5 2/3 innings for his second win,
allowing three runs on seven hits with a walk and five strikeouts. Four New
York relievers combined for two-hit relief over the final 3 1/3 innings with
Andrew Miller pitching around a leadoff single in the ninth for his fourth
Steven Souza, Jr. clubbed a two-run homer in the first inning and doubled in a
run in the fifth for the Rays, who were swept at home by the Yankees for the
first time in 10 years.