Having surrendered six runs through four innings on an incredible 97 pitches, David Price was replaced by Juan Cruz to begin the top of the fifth. Price's outing began with a bit of misfortune, as an unearned run scored on an error in the first, but Price subsequently allowed a grand slam in the second and a solo homer in the fourth, so it's not like he isn't largely to blame for the Rays' present mess. He walked three, and struck out three.
Cruz inherited a 6-0 deficit and shortly allowed it to grow to a 7-0 deficit. With one down, Cruz fell behind Andruw Jones and threw a high, inside fastball that Jones turned on, sending a towering fly ball down the left field line. The ball stayed fair by just a few feet and went for a solo homer - New York's third homer of the game.
Cruz retired the other hitters, but now it's a seven-run game at the midway point, and Tropicana Field is so quiet you'd think it was any other regular season game at Tropicana Field. Phil Hughes is on to work the bottom of the fifth for the Yankees, in relief of Aaron Laffey.