Hal Steinbrenner watched from a suite above home plate and could have been excused if he ordered a program to identify who was in the gray uniforms with "NEW YORK'' stitched across the chest. The managing general partner is paying Alex Rodriguez, Derek Jeter, Mark Teixeira, Kevin Youkilis, Andy Pettitte and Curtis Granderson mega-millions while they are on the disabled list. As Steinbrenner peered down, he saw Vidal Nuno on the mound, David Adams at third, Jayson Nix at short and Lyle Overbay at first. Steinbrenner wasn't spotted in the area when Overbay slugged a two-out solo homer off Josh Lueke that lifted the Yankees to a 4-3 victory in 11 innings in front of 25,874 customers at Tropicana Field. Overbay pulled a 1-0, 95-mph fastball deep into the right-field seats. Mariano Rivera nailed down his 18th save in as many tries. Two Yankees runs against struggling Rays closer Fernando Rodney tied the score, 3-3, with two outs in the ninth.
Overbay's 11th-inning homer completes Yankees comeback over Rays
New York Post | May 25