handed a two-run lead over to Hammond in the bottom of the eighth, but New York's top lefthander out of the bullpen allowed a walk, double, sacrifice fly and single in succession as the
"It's not a good feeling right now," said Hammond, who had gone 34 games without allowing a run. "I'm just going to look forward to getting out there tomorrow and redeeming myself."
(0-1) recorded the last out in the eighth but gave up a pair of singles, a double and a walk in the bottom of the ninth as the Yankees (4-1) lost for the first time this season.
The Yankees have problems in the bullpen, especially with closer
and top setup man
on the disabled list.
Tampa Bay appeared on its way to a fifth straight loss but used an unlikely rally to earn its second win of the season. Martin scored twice and
drove in a pair of runs.
"The way we played the last few days, it was good to go out and win like this," Martin said. "And it didn't hurt that it was against the best team in baseball."
pitched 1 1/3 innings for the win as three
relievers combined on 3 2/3 scoreless frames. Tampa Bay also had 14 hits to help offset three errors, two by shortstop
"We haven't put it all together yet, where we have pitched it and hit it and fielded it. That hasn't manifested itself yet," manager
said. "That's what we are striving for, but a win like this over the Yankees is exciting."
allowed five runs over 5 1/3 innings but helped hold the Yankees under eight runs for the first time this season.
Matsui made a great slide around catcher
, swiping the plate with his left hand to cap the scoring in the inning. He shattered three bats but went 2-for-4 to raise his average to .304.
The Yankees could have had more in the sixth as Kennedy threw over Hall's head on an appeal play when Tampa Bay claimed Matsui missed the plate. Runners advanced to second and third, but
entered and worked out of the jam.
"Not only did we not get the out, but both runners advanced," Piniella said.
Weaver allowed a hit in the sixth and seventh but worked around both. He left his season debut in good shape, yielding three runs and nine hits with a walk and five strikeouts.
"The fact that we ended up losing, I know I could have done better to help that situation," he said. "Coming out of the game with the lead, you always feel good. But this is baseball and things happen."
Hammond struck out the first batter he faced, but Martin walked and
doubled him to third.
then lofted a sacrifice fly to center field, where Williams made an over-the-shoulder catch while crashing into the wall.
Anderson followed with an RBI single, tying it at 3-3. Osuna got Hall to fly out, ending the inning.
After the Yankees stranded a pair of runners in the top of the inning,
singled with one and out and rookie
followed with a double.
was walked intentionally, but Martin singled to right over a drawn-in
"This may prove to everyone on the club that if we scrap and hang together, we have a chance," Martin said.