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Seldom used Nick Franklin homers to lead Rays past Yankees

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Nick Franklin? You could just imagine the players of the New York Yankees, shaking their heads and saying, “Nick Franklin?” Franklin, who was hitting only .133 in a sputtering season, cranked a two-run homer in the sixth to give the Tampa Bay Rays a lead. The Rays won, 6-3, to break a three-game losing streak. It was a while coming. Franklin, expected to contend for a middle-infield role on this team, had only one home run and only three RBI…

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