Sabathia shouts insults at Rays, Yanks rally in 9th to win

New York Yankees' Gio Urshela follows through on a game-winning RBI single during the ninth inning of the team's baseball game against the Tampa Bay R

New York Yankees' Gio Urshela follows through on a game-winning RBI single during the ninth inning of the team's baseball game against the Tampa Bay R

New York Yankees' Gio Urshela celebrates with teammates after hitting an RBI single during the ninth inning of the team's baseball game against the Ta

New York Yankees' Gio Urshela celebrates with teammates after hitting an RBI single during the ninth inning of the team's baseball game against the Ta

New York Yankees' CC Sabathia reacts after striking out Tampa Bay Rays' Brandon Lowe during the sixth inning of a baseball game Friday, May 17, 2019,

New York Yankees' CC Sabathia reacts after striking out Tampa Bay Rays' Brandon Lowe during the sixth inning of a baseball game Friday, May 17, 2019,

New York Yankees' Gio Urshela celebrates after hitting an RBI single to end the baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday, May 17, 2019, in N

New York Yankees' Gio Urshela celebrates after hitting an RBI single to end the baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday, May 17, 2019, in N

New York Yankees' Gio Urshela celebrates with teammates after hitting a game-ending RBI single during the ninth inning of the team's baseball game aga

New York Yankees' Gio Urshela celebrates with teammates after hitting a game-ending RBI single during the ninth inning of the team's baseball game aga

Members of the grounds crew cover the field during a rain delay in the eighth inning of a baseball game between the New York Yankees and the Tampa Bay

Members of the grounds crew cover the field during a rain delay in the eighth inning of a baseball game between the New York Yankees and the Tampa Bay

Members of the grounds crew cover the pitcher's mound during a rain delay in the eighth inning of a baseball game between the New York Yankees and the

Members of the grounds crew cover the pitcher's mound during a rain delay in the eighth inning of a baseball game between the New York Yankees and the

Tampa Bay Rays' Willy Adames watches his home run during the fourth inning of the team's baseball game against the New York Yankees on Friday, May 17,

Tampa Bay Rays' Willy Adames watches his home run during the fourth inning of the team's baseball game against the New York Yankees on Friday, May 17,

NEW YORK (AP) — CC Sabathia shouted salty insults at the Tampa Bay Rays and said he tried to hit one of their batters, but both sides otherwise kept cool as the New York Yankees rallied for three runs in the ninth inning and a 4-3 victory Friday night that moved them into first place in the AL East.

Gio Urshela singled over Kevin Kiermaier's head in deep right-center field to drive home the winning run with two outs. Luke Voit homered on the first pitch from José Alvarado (0-3) in the bottom of the ninth to make it 3-2, and New York tied it when pinch-runner Thairo Estrada scored on Alvarado's bases-loaded wild pitch.

Voit and Urshela had three hits apiece. Kendrys Morales clubbed an early solo shot for his first home run since joining the Yankees.

Willy Adames homered off Sabathia, who pitched six effective innings, and rookie Brandon Lowe hit a tiebreaking double against Chad Green with two outs in the eighth. Tampa Bay added another run on shortstop Gleyber Torres' throwing error before rain caused a 35-minute delay in the bottom of the inning.

Torres doubled in the ninth to put runners at second and third with one out.

Jonathan Holder (3-1) struck out two in a perfect inning for the win.

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