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Rays Down Struggling Yankees, AL East Tied

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Evan Longoria hit a go-ahead homer and the Tampa Bay Rays beat New York 5-2 on Tuesday night to drop the struggling Yankees into a tie for first place in the AL East.

Coupled with Baltimore's 12-0 win at Toronto, the Yankees fell into a tie for the division lead with the surging Orioles after sitting atop the standings by themselves for 84 consecutive days New York's longest streak since 2004.

Desmond Jennings and B.J. Upton also homered for the third-place Rays, who pulled within 1 games of the Orioles and Yankees. Tampa Bay trailed by a season-high 10 games at the end of play on July 18.

Longoria hit a two-run shot off Freddy Garcia (7-6), wiping out a 2-1 deficit in the third inning.

Source: Fred Goodall, Associated Press



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