NEW YORK - JULY 18: Robinson Cano #24 of the New York Yankees follows through on a first inning two run triple against the Tampa Bay Rays on July 18 2010 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Yankees Top Rays, 9-5, To Win Series And Extend A.L. East Lead

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Bronx, NY (Sports Network) - Alex Rodriguez, Robinson Cano and Jorge Posada each drove in two runs, and New York cobbled together 6 2/3 innings from its bullpen to come from behind and down Tampa Bay, 9-5, in the rubber match of a three-game set.

Rodriguez clubbed a solo homer, the 598th of his career, and Derek Jeter had two hits, scored twice and drove in a run, as the Yankees won for the 10th time in 12 games to improve their position in the AL East.

Chan-Ho Park (2-1) earned the win with 1 1/3 innings of scoreless relief, as five pitchers took the hill after an injured Andy Pettitte left the game in the third inning. Mariano Rivera threw one pitch to get the final out in a non-save situation.

David Price (12-5) absorbed the loss after allowing a season-high seven runs on seven hits over five frames. He walked four and struck out three for the Rays, who had entered the series as winners in seven of their last nine games.

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