Mussina Stops Streaking Rays

By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted May 15, 2008 12:11 AM CDT
Mussina Stops Streaking Rays
New York Yankees' Robinson Cano lines a ninth-inning single off Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Trever Miller during a baseball game Wednesday night, May 14, 2008, in St. Petersburg, Fla.    (AP Photo)

Robinson Cano went 4-for-4 and drove in a run to back the pitching of Mike Mussina, helping the New York Yankees end the Tampa Bay Rays' six-game winning streak with a 2-1 victory on Wednesday. Mussina (6-3) allowed one run and five hits over 6 1-3 innings to win his fifth consecutive decision.

Cano, who tied a career high with four hits, had a RBI single in the fourth. Bobby Abreu drove in New York's other run off James Shields (4-3) with a two-out double in the fifth, and shortstop Derek Jeter started a nifty double play to end a Tampa Bay threat. Joba Chamberlain struck out the side in the eighth _ and didn't pump his fist. (More baseball stories.)

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