Scott singled home Desmond Jennings and Matt Joyce to give the Rays a 2-0 first inning lead last night at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. He doubled in the sixth to score Ben Zobrist.
Joyce also drove in three with a solo home run in the third for and a two-run single in the seventh as the Rays (2-0) widened their lead to 8-2.
The Yankees (0-2) rallied in the ninth when Raul Ibanez hit a sacrifice fly to score Curtis Granderson, and Nick Swisher had a three-run homer to narrow the gap to two runs.
David Price (1-0) gave up two runs on five hits, with four walks and five strikeouts in 6 1/3 innings for the Rays. Fernando Rodney pitched a third of an inning for his first save of the season.
Hiroki Kuroda (0-1) gave up six runs on eight hits and four walks for the Yankees while striking out two in 5 2/3 innings.
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