Alex Rodriguez (left) scored the game's second run, avoiding Rod Barajas. (AP)
By Anthony DiComo / MLB.com
The Yankees succumb to Roy Halladay's mastery often, but Tuesday was different. Andy Pettitte was stingy into the seventh, and late homers by Johnny Damon, Mark Teixeira and Hideki Matsui off Halladay allowed Mariano Rivera to notch his 31st save in 32 chances this year.
BATTING 2B: Encarnacion (7, Pettitte), Wells, V (27, Rivera). TB: Barajas; Wells, V 2; Lind; Scutaro 2; Encarnacion 2; Chavez, R; Hill, A 2. RBI: Rios, A (57), Wells, V 2 (41). 2-out RBI: Wells, V 2. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Millar; Encarnacion; Bautista; Rios, A; Hill, A. SF: Rios, A. GIDP: Bautista. Team RISP: 1-for-8. Team LOB: 8.
FIELDING E: Millar (4, throw). DP: 2 (Halladay-Scutaro-Millar, Hill, A-Scutaro-Millar).