Carl Pavano improved to 4-1 with Friday's night's victory. (Ed Betz/AP)
By Bryan Hoch / MLB.com
The Yankees kept elimination at arm's length with their sixth win in seven games thanks to a workmanlike effort from Carl Pavano, who earned his fourth win in six games, and Mariano Rivera, who notched his 480th career save. Brett Gardner robbed Luke Scott of a homer in the fourth.
a-Singled for Castro, Ju in the 9th. 1-Ran for Salazar, O in the 9th.
BATTING 2B: Roberts, B (50, Pavano), Castro, Ju (5, Pavano). TB: Roberts,
B 2; Castro, Ju 2; Montanez; Salazar, O; Hernandez, Ra 2; Huff; Jones, Ad. RBI: Huff (107), Montanez
(12). Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Mora; Montanez; Roberts, B. SAC:
Mora; Roberts, B. SF: Montanez. Team RISP: 2-for-6. Team LOB: 8.
Jones, Ad (9, 2nd base off Pavano/Rodriguez, I).
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