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Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankees follows through on a first inning RBI base hit against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium on Saturday in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

NEW YORK — A ninth-inning throwing error by pitcher Brad Boxberger gave the New York Yankees their second straight walk-off win against the Tampa Bay Rays, 3-2 on Saturday.

Steven Souza Jr. tied the score in the top half with a two-run drive, the first home run off Dellin Betances (5-1) since Baltimore’s Jonathan Schoop connected on Aug. 13.

James Loney singled leading off the inning against Betances, who blew a save for the second time in nine chances.

Souza was in an 0-for-26 slide that included 16 strikeouts before his fourth-inning single.

Mark Teixeira doubled past Loney, who was guarding the first-base line, and into the right-field corner against Boxberger (4-4) leading off the bottom half.

Chris Young walked and rookie Ramos Flores, recalled from the minors a day earlier, sacrificed. Boxberger threw wildly to first, and pinch-runner Jose Pirela scored all the way from second.

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