Game 10 Quick Recap: NYY 5 TB 4

A-Rod HR vs TB All A-Rod, all the time.  He was the alpha and the omega for the Yankees in their series-opening win against the Rays last night.  We're going just bullet points to recap it for the suckers like me who missed all the action.

- Final line for A-Rod: 3-4, 2 HR, 2 R, 4 RBI.  He had 60% of the Yankee hits and 80% of their RBI.

- The first homer came in the top of the 2nd off Tampa starter Nathan Karns.  Karns threw a meatball and A-Rod absolutely obliterated it into the left-center field seats.  It measured at 477 feet. Yowza.

- The second came in the 6th, when Ernesto Frieri tried to put A-Rod away with a 94 MPH heater.  He didn't and A-Rod lined it into deep left, just inside the foul pole.

- He even came up with the game-winning hit, driving in Brett Gardner with a go-ahead RBI single in the 8th.  Just give the man the MVP.

- Tough night for Adam Warren, who fell apart in  a 4-run 4th and didn't come out for the 5th inning.  His line was 4 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 2 K.  He threw 80 pitches.

- With Warren going short, the Yanks needed some good middle relief work.  They got it from Esmil Rogers.  He pitched 2.1 scoreless frame with 1 BB and 2 K.  That'll do.

- Betances-Miller got the final 7 outs.  Combined 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K.  I think that's more what Joe had in mind with the co-closer idea.

- Shout out to Stephen Drew for smacking his third homer of the year to account for the other Yankee run.