ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Rkie Gary Sanchez keeps putting up numbers at an astounding rate -- and putting the New York Yankees in position to make a run at a playoff spot.Sanchez hit two more homers and drove in five runs, Masahiro Tanaka won despite allowing four home runs in the same inning and the Yankees beat Tampa Bay 11-5 on Wednesday night.Its hard to believe, New York manager Joe Girardi said of Sanchez. I havent seen anything like it.The Yankees moved within 2 1/2 games of Baltimore for the second AL wild-card spot. New York also would have to jump over Seattle, Houston and Detroit to earn a postseason berth.Sanchez homered in his fourth straight game. The catcher hit a three-run shot in a four-run second off Alex Cobb (1-1) and added his 19th homer in 43 games this season on a solo drive in the sixth against Justin Marks.What hes doing is so impressive, said teammate Brian McCann, who had four hits in his 1,500th major league game.Including two games last season, Sanchez became the first player in major league history to hit 19 homers in his first 45 games. Wally Berger, with the Boston Braves in 1930, went deep 19 times in his first 51 games.Its great when you achieve something like that, but what makes it better is that youre helping the team win, Sanchez said through a translator.Sanchez was hit on the left arm by a back swing in the ninth but stayed in the game and later said he was fine.Sanchez has eight shots in his last 12 games after a 10-game home-run drought.Tanaka (14-4) won his seventh straight decision. He was staked to a 7-0 lead entering the bottom of the third before Tampa Bay teed off.Bobby Wilson led off with a home run. After Tanaka got two consecutive outs, Evan Longoria, Brad Miller and Corey Dickerson hit three consecutive shots. The four home runs in an inning set a Rays record.Strange, Girardi said.Probably its a first, Tanaka added through a translator. The sharpness of the ball wasnt there tonight. So, it was a grind.Tanaka joined Zack Greinke, Collin McHugh and Justin Verlander as the only pitchers to give up four homers in an inning this season. He became the first Yankees pitcher to do it since Chase Wright on April 22, 2007, at Boston.Miller hit another solo shot in the eighth to give him 30 homers this season.Cobb, making his fourth start since returning from Tommy John surgery, allowed seven runs and nine hits in 1 1/3 innings.No concerns with the elbow, Cobb said. Im very thankful that Im healthy. Theres no physical questions.TRAINERS RMYankees: 3B Chase Headley was out of the lineup for the third straight game but hopes to play Thursday.Rays: OF Steven Souza Jr. had left hip surgery and is expected to be ready for spring training.TANAKA TIMETanaka had not given a homer in 17 of his previous 30 starts this season. ... Tanaka threw two wild pitches with Jaff Decker batting in the second, including one that became lodged under the pad on the wall behind the plate. ... Tanaka is 6-0 against Tampa Bay, including four wins this season.UP NEXTYankees RHP Luis Cessa (4-2) and Rays LHP Blake Snell (5- are Thursday nights starters in a matchup of rkies. Evan Fournier Magic Jersey . Terms of the deal were not immediately available. The 26-year-old finished last season with Clevelands Triple-A affiliate in Columbus after signing with the Indians in August. Tracy Mcgrady Magic Jersey . Klitschkos management company says the bout will be the Ukrainian fighters 25th world championship fight. 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With one day remaining, and Sussex hoping for a result that will challenge Essex at the top of Division 2, there is a possibility that the two captains Jacques Rudolph and Luke Wright, will agree on a target that Sussex could chase in the final innings.Rudolph and Will Bragg had resumed on 50 for 1, and after striking three boundaries off Steve Magoffin, the Glamorgan captain was three runs from only his third fifty of the season when the Australian seamer got his revenge by trapping Rudolph leg before.The second wicket pair had put on 67 for the second wicket, and when David Lloyd replaced Rudolph he was quickly off the mark with two boundaries off Jofra Archer. Magoffin, who had taken the two wickets, was Sussexs most accurate bowler, and twice had confident lbw appeals turned down.With Will Bragg playing watchfully at the othher end, Lloyd continued to attack, and when George Garton replaced Archer, the left arm seamer was twice driven to the extra cover boundary by Lloyd.dddddddddddd The third wicket pair had put on 72, before the glm descended and the umpires decided that the light was t bad for play to continue at 3.00pm.Bragg said that it had been a gd Glamorgan day. We came through tricky conditions that were ideal for seam bowling, and we had to be on our guard.In terms of the captains coming to an agreement Bragg said: We will have to see where we are after the first 45 minutes or so in the morning, and with neither team having anything to lose there may be a chat between the two captains.Mark Davis, the Sussex coach, when asked about a possible arrangement between the two captains, said: We havent lked into that yet, but we need to win games, especially after Essexs performance against Leicestershire. We will see how things pan out in the morning, and take it from there. ' ' '