ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Travis d'Arnaud hit a two-out homer off Chad Green in the bottom of the ninth inning, lifting the Tampa Bay Rays past the New York Yankees 4-3 on Saturday.
Aaron Hicks had tied it at 3 in the top of the ninth for the Yankees, homering on a 2-2, two-out pitch from Colin Poche (2-1).
D'Arnaud's winning homer against Green (2-3) into the right-field seats got the Rays back within 7 1/2 games of the AL East-leading Yankees, who had won the first two games of a four-game series in extra innings. Tampa Bay is 3-9 against New York this season.
It was just New York's third loss in its last 19 games.
Nate Lowe hit a go-ahead two-run homer off CC Sabathia in the seventh that gave Tampa Bay a 3-2 lead.
Sabathia went a season-high seven innings, giving up three runs and seven hits.
Blake Snell allowed one run and five hits over five innings. He went 2-3 with a 9.64 ERA in six starts last month.
Brett Gardner homered in the second for the Yankees.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.