Yankees 4, Rays 2

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- New York got strong pitching from Hiroki Kuroda and strung together four consecutive hits in the fifth inning to beat Tampa Bay and win the three-game series.

Yankees closer David Robertson got a 1-2-3 ninth to convert his 21st consecutive save opportunity, extending the longest streak in the majors, and Kuroda retired 17 in a row on the way to his eighth win of the season.

Tampa Bay saw its franchise-record streak of allowing three runs or fewer end at 12 games.