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Yankees' Raul Ibanez is congratulated by Nick Swisher at home plate after hitting a three-run home run in the third inning. (April 6, 2012)

Yankees Opening Day

A look at Yankees Opening Day at Tropicana Field in Tampa, Fla.

Yankees closer Mariano Rivera walks off the field
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Yankees closer Mariano Rivera walks off the field after giving up a game-winning RBI single to Tampa Bay Rays' Carlos Pena in the bottom of the ninth inning. (April 6, 2012)

Mariano Rivera of the Yankees pitches against the
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Mariano Rivera of the Yankees pitches against the Tampa Bay Rays during Opening Day. (April 6, 2012)

Carlos Pena of the Tampa Bay Rays celebrates
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Carlos Pena of the Tampa Bay Rays celebrates his walk-off hit against the Yankees. (April 6, 2012)

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Yankees reliever Mariano Rivera walks off the mound
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Yankees reliever Mariano Rivera walks off the mound as Tampa Bay Rays' Reid Brignac runs onto the field after Rivera gave up the game-winning RBI single to Carlos Pena in the bottom of the ninth inning. (April 6, 2012)

Tampa Bay Rays' Carlos Pena is swarmed by
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Tampa Bay Rays' Carlos Pena is swarmed by teammates after hitting the game-winning RBI single in the ninth inning. (April 6, 2012)

Tampa Bay Rays' Carlos Pena celebrates after hitting
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Tampa Bay Rays' Carlos Pena celebrates after hitting the game-winning RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning. (April 6, 2012)

Tampa Bay Rays' Carlos Pena, right, celebrates in
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Tampa Bay Rays' Carlos Pena, right, celebrates in the dugout with B.J. Upton, left, and James Shields after hitting a grand-slam in the first inning against the Yankees. (April 6, 2012)

Curtis Granderson catches a fly ball against the
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Curtis Granderson catches a fly ball against the Tampa Bay Rays during the Opening Day game at Tropicana Field. (April 6, 2012)

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Outfielder Desmond Jennings and infielder Sean Rodriguez of
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Outfielder Desmond Jennings and infielder Sean Rodriguez of the Tampa Bay Rays congratulate Carlos Pena after his grand slam against the Yankees. (April 6, 2012)

Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Sean Rodriguez throws to
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Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Sean Rodriguez throws to first base to complete a double play on Yankees' Curtis Granderson after forcing out Derek Jeter at second base. (April 6, 2012)

Yankees' Mark Teixeira reacts after being hit by
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Yankees' Mark Teixeira reacts after being hit by a pitch during the second inning. (April 6, 2012)

Tampa Bay Rays' Evan Longoria, right, is congratulated
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Tampa Bay Rays' Evan Longoria, right, is congratulated by Sean Rodriguez after hitting a solo home run in the third inning. (April 6, 2012)

Yankees' Robinson Cano scores past Tampa Bay Rays
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Yankees' Robinson Cano scores past Tampa Bay Rays catcher Jose Molina on a fielder's choice by Nick Swisher in the third inning. (April 6, 2012)

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Yankees starting pitcher C.C. Sabathia throws a pitch
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Yankees starting pitcher C.C. Sabathia throws a pitch during the first inning. (April 6, 2012)

Yankees' Raul Ibanez is congratulated by Nick Swisher
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Yankees' Raul Ibanez is congratulated by Nick Swisher at home plate after hitting a three-run home run in the third inning. (April 6, 2012)

Tampa Bay Rays' Evan Longoria, right, is congratulated
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Tampa Bay Rays' Evan Longoria, right, is congratulated by Sean Rodriguez after hitting a solo home run in the third inning. (April 6, 2012)

Carlos Pena of the Tampa Bay Rays hits
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Carlos Pena of the Tampa Bay Rays hits a first-inning grand slam against the Yankees on Opening Day at Tropicana Field. (April 6, 2012)

Tampa Bay Rays' Carlos Pena watches the flight
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Tampa Bay Rays' Carlos Pena watches the flight of the ball after hitting a grand-slam home run during the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees in St. Petersburg, Fla. (April 6, 2012)

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James Shields of the Tampa Bay Rays pitches
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James Shields of the Tampa Bay Rays pitches against the New York Yankees during the Opening Day game at Tropicana Field. (April 6, 2012)

The Tampa Bay Rays and the New York
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The Tampa Bay Rays and the New York Yankees line up for the National Anthem just before the start of the Opening Day game at Tropicana Field. (April 6, 2012)

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