The Tampa Bay Devil Rays beat the New York Yankees 6-4 Tuesday in Major League Baseball action.
Tampa Bay was down 4-2 in the seventh inning when Carl Crawford hit a grand slam (a home run with runners on all three bases) that put the Devil Rays in the lead for good. The loss was New York's fifth straight, and dropped it into last place in the American League East division.
Meanwhile, New York's longtime division rivals also went down to defeat. The Toronto Blue Jays enjoyed a 10-3 rout of the Boston Red Sox, as pitcher Roy Halladay struck out ten Boston batters in eight innings.
Tuesday's other A.L. winners include Los Angeles, Oakland, Cleveland and Chicago. Pittsburgh, Atlanta, Philadelphia, the New York Mets, Milwaukee, Cincinnati, San Diego and San Francisco were winners in the National League.
The Los Angeles Angels beat the Detroit Tigers 9-8 in 10 innings after blowing a seven-run lead. Oakland pitcher Dallas Braden gave up just three hits over six innings as the Athletics defeated the Baltimore Orioles 4-2. The Cleveland Indians downed the Minnesota Twins 5-3. The Chicago White Sox outlasted the Kansas City Royals 9-7.
In the N.L., the Pittsburgh Pirates celebrated a 3-0 shutout over the Houston Astros. The Atlanta Braves downed the Florida Marlins 11-6. The Philadelphia Phillies scored three runs in the eighth inning to beat the Washington Nationals 6-3. The New York Mets edged the Colorado Rockies 2-1 in 12 innings. Milwaukee's Prince Fielder hit a two-run homer to lead the Brewers to a 4-1 win over the Chicago Cubs. Ken Griffey, Junior hit the 564th home run of his career as the Cincinnati Reds trounced the St. Louis Cardinals 10-3. The San Diego Padres defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 10-5, and the San Francisco Giants earned a sixth straight victory with a 5-3 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Some information for this report was provided by AP and Reuters.