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Ramirez Stifles Sloppy Yanks As Rays Stop 7-Game Slide, 8-1

Ramirez Stifles Sloppy Yanks As Rays Stop 7-Game Slide, 8-1

NEW YORK (AP) — Erasmo Ramirez pitched out of early trouble in his latest effective outing against the New York Yankees, and the Tampa Bay Rays took advantage of some shoddy defense for an 8-1 victory Sunday that snapped their longest losing streak of the season at seven games. James Loney and Logan Forsythe each had a two-run single for the Rays, who had dropped 11 of 13 while falling out of first place in the AL East. They salvaged the finale of a frustrating series at Yankee Stadium that included walk-off defeats in the first two games. Alex Rodriguez hit his 670th home run, the only damage against Ramirez (7-3) in six innings. Yankees hitters entered 2 for 27 (.074) against the...

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