Granderson hits key sac fly, Yankees beat Rays - NBC Sports

Granderson hits key sac fly, Yankees beat Rays
New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez, left, and Andy Pettitte watch from the dugout during the first inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays in St. Petersburg, Fla., Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
August 25, 2013, 5:38 pm

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Curtis Granderson hit a sacrifice fly in the 11th inning and the New York Yankees avoided a three-game sweep by defeating the Tampa Bay Rays 3-2 on Sunday.

Alfonso Soriano started the winning rally with a one-out double off Jamey Wright (2-2). He stole third and came home on Granderson's fly ball to center.

Mariano Rivera, making his last regular-season appearance at Tropicana Field, received a standing ovation before getting the final three outs for his 38th save. The closer is planning to retire after this season.

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