7:10 PM ET, May 24, 2013
Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Another injury marred a New York Yankees' victory.
Yankees manager Joe Girardi had no official timeline for how long Granderson will be out, but indicated it could be a minimum of four weeks.
"It is what it is," said Granderson, who will see a hand specialist in New York on Monday. "You can't change it right now, you've got to move forward."
Granderson missed the first 38 games this season with a broken right forearm, the result of a hit by pitch in his first at-bat at spring training.
"Another bump in the road," Granderson said.
Granderson said at this point he was told surgery will not be required.
"It's sad," Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano said. "It's really tough. He's one of those guys you're going to miss. Hopefully he gets back soon."
David Phelps (3-2), who retired his first 13 batters before James Loney hit a one-out double in the fifth, allowed four runs and six hits in 7 2/3 innings. He left in the eighth after he was hit on the right forearm by a drive up the middle by Ben Zobrist.
X-rays were negative, and Phelps did not rule out making his next start.
"It's a little sore," Phelps said. "See how that feels tomorrow morning will be a bigger thing. I'll be fine."
"I'm happy that we won the game, but you lost a really good player," Girardi said. "That's never a good thing."
Gardner made it 5-0 with a two-run homer off Roberto Hernandez (2-5) during the fourth. The Yankees took a 3-0 lead in the second on Overbay's two-run double and an RBI single by Nix.
Tampa Bay slugger Evan Longoria went 0 for 4 and had his career-best 16-game hitting streak end.
Nix walked with the bases loaded, Chris Stewart had a run-scoring single and Cano picked up an RBI when he was hit by Ramos' pitch as the Yankees went ahead 8-0 in the fifth.
Matt Joyce had an RBI double during the Rays' three-run sixth.
Nix tripled and scored to put the Yankees up 9-3 on a wild pitch in the seventh.
After falling behind 3-0 in the third, the Rays intentionally walked Cano with runners on first and second and two outs. The move proved successful when Hernandez got an infield pop fly from Vernon Wells.
Hernandez gave up five runs, six hits and three walks in four innings. He was coming off a start last Saturday against Baltimore where he allowed five runs and eight hits over two innings.
"Pitching won the game for them and not for us," Rays manager Joe Maddon said. "I thought we had some good at-bats, but they did beat us on the mound. We have to pitch better to win."
Maddon said AL Cy Young Award winner David Price, who went on the 15-day disabled list May 16 with a left triceps strain, is getting well. "I don't have any kind of finish line there yet," Maddon said. ... The Yankees are 11-5 since May 8.
ST. PETERSBURG, FL - MAY 24: Infielder Reid Brignac #40 of the New York Yankees warms up for play against the...(Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
Regular Season Series
|Tampa Bay leads 12-7 (as of Fri 5/24)|
|Mon 4/22||@TB 5, NYY 1||Recap|
|Tue 4/23||NYY 4, @TB 3||Recap|
|Wed 4/24||@TB 3, NYY 0||Recap|
|» Fri 5/24||NYY 9, @TB 4||Box Score|
|Sat 5/25||NYY 4, @TB 3||Recap|
|Sun 5/26||@TB 8, NYY 3||Recap|
|Thu 6/20||TB 8, @NYY 3||Recap|
|Fri 6/21||@NYY 6, TB 2||Recap|
|Sat 6/22||@NYY 7, TB 5||Recap|
|Sun 6/23||TB 3, @NYY 1||Recap|
|Fri 7/26||TB 10, @NYY 6||Recap|
|Sat 7/27||TB 1, @NYY 0||Recap|
|Sun 7/28||@NYY 6, TB 5||Recap|
|Fri 8/23||@TB 7, NYY 2||Recap|
|Sat 8/24||@TB 4, NYY 2||Recap|
|Sun 8/25||NYY 3, @TB 2||Recap|
|Tue 9/24||TB 7, @NYY 0||Recap|
|Wed 9/25||TB 8, @NYY 3||Recap|
|Thu 9/26||TB 4, @NYY 0||Recap|
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|2nd||L Overbay doubled to deep right, T Hafner and D Adams scored.||2||0|
|2nd||J Nix singled to center, L Overbay scored.||3||0|
|4th||B Gardner homered to right (370 feet), C Stewart scored.||5||0|
|5th||J Nix walked, C Granderson scored, D Adams to third, L Overbay to second.||6||0|
|5th||C Stewart singled to right, D Adams scored, L Overbay to third, J Nix to second.||7||0|
|5th||R Cano hit by pitch, L Overbay scored, J Nix to third, C Stewart to second.||8||0|
|6th||M Joyce doubled to deep right, J Lobaton scored, Y Escobar to third.||8||1|
|6th||B Zobrist grounded out to shortstop, Y Escobar scored, M Joyce to third.||8||2|
|6th||L Scott hit sacrifice fly to center, M Joyce scored.||8||3|
|7th||J Nix scored on J Wright's wild pitch.||9||3|
|7th||S Fuld hit sacrifice fly to right, K Johnson scored.||9||4|
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|Stadium||Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, FL|
|Attendance||17,825 (52.3% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Umpires||Home Plate - John Hirschbeck, First Base - John Tumpane, Second Base - Jim Reynolds, Third Base - James Hoye|
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