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Joyce had an RBI double during the Rays three-run sixth. Nix triple

ORCHARD PARK, N. Andrew Kittredge Rays Jersey .Y. -- Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor insists hes not affected by questions about his performance or long-term future in Buffalo.His actions appear to suggest differently.After answering a final question and saying Thank you, in closing his weekly news conference on Wednesday, Taylor walked away from the podium and said, Im done talking.The outburst happened off camera and followed a 10-minute session with reporters during which the second-year starter faced several questions about criticism he received following a 38-24 loss to Oakland on Sunday. The Bills squandered a 15-point second-half lead and dropped to 6-6 in moving to the fringes of playoff contention.And it comes at a time when Taylors future beyond this season in Buffalo is being questioned .Though the Bills signed Taylor to a five-year contract extension in August, the team retained the right to opt out of the deal -- and the $27.5 million he is owed in salary and bonuses -- before it kicks in this offseason.Taylor said he hasnt paid attention to the criticism because his sole focus is preparing to face Pittsburgh (7-5) on Sunday.This week, fellas. This week. Talk about this week, Taylor said when the topic of his future was broached.My future in Buffalo is this week against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Thats what matters most. I dont feel like talking about my contract right now. We still have games to play.He said it makes no difference as to whether the criticism is fair.Critics are going to critique. Its in their job title, Taylor said. Whether its fair or not, its going to happen. Just have to deal with it, ignore it, continue playing football. I dont let those things affect me.Taylor is taking heat because he has a 6-6 record and the Bills passing attack ranks last in the NFL. Though hes made an impact in Buffalos top-ranked ground game with 469 yards rushing and six touchdowns, Taylor has subpar passing numbers. His 2,292 yards passing rank 27th among quarterbacks with 300 or more attempts. Taylors topped 200 yards passing just four times this season.And he has struggled in the past five games, having thrown just two touchdowns versus three interceptions and a lost fumble.Overall, hes completed 211 of 348 attempts with 11 touchdowns and five interceptions, while also being sacked 34 times.In Taylors defense, the Bills group of receivers has been depleted by injuries.Starter Sammy Watkins has been limited to just four games because of a broken bone in his surgically repaired left foot. Robert Woods has missed three games because of a right foot and left knee injury. Backups Walter Powell, Greg Salas and recently acquired Percy Harvin are also sidelined with season-ending injuries.Its been a battle, but guys have worked through it, Taylor said of the injuries. We havent complained once. We just try to find ways to win each and every week.Taylor has a 14-12 record since taking over the No. 1 job at the start of the 2015 season in his first year in Buffalo. He spent his first four seasons serving as Joe Flaccos backup in Baltimore.Though noted for his speed and strong arm, Taylor has been occasionally knocked for scrambling too often, and for having difficulty completing passes over the middle. At 6-foot-1, hes considered short by NFL quarterback standards.Against Oakland, Taylor opened by completing nine of his first 10 attempts for 110 yards. He then completed nine of his final 25 passes for 81 yards.Following the game, he then provided terse one- and two-word answers, and sidestepped questions whether he deserved a share of the blame.On Wednesday, Taylor said he was partially to blame and needs to do better.Ive taken everything that you all stood up here and asked me right on the chest, Taylor said. It doesnt affect me emotionally or physically. I take that every week. So whatever you all want to blame, Ill take that. My job is to get the team into a position where we can win on Sunday. Can I bet better? Yes.Coach Rex Ryan rallied to Taylors defense by calling him an outstanding quarterback.Ryan also noted that everyone is open to criticism.Everybody has a right to their opinions about not just Tyrod, but any situation, he said. Were in sports. And thats the beauty of it. But again, this is strictly about Pittsburgh.Game notes Woods (left knee) practiced on a limited basis for the first time since missing two games. ... CB Ronald Darby returned to practice after missing one game while being evaluated for a concussion. ... The Bills signed CB Charles Gaines to their practice squad. He appeared in six games with Cleveland last year.---For more NFL coverage: and Mike Brosseau Jersey . LOUIS -- The New Orleans Saints looked like a team playing out the string. Eric Sogard Rays Jersey . The move comes after the Canadiens were approached by the Buffalo Sabres for permission to speak to Dudley - a former Sabres player and head coach. "The Sabres called for permission and I appreciate that, Im flattered, Dudley told TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun of ESPN. . -- Charline Labonte couldnt have asked for a better homecoming.ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Another injury marred a New York Yankees victory. Outfielder Curtis Granderson broke the knuckle on his left pinky finger in the Yankees 9-4 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday night. Yankees manager Joe Girardi had no official timeline for how long Granderson will be out, but indicated it could be a minimum of four weeks. "It is what it is," said Granderson, who will see a hand specialist in New York on Monday. "You cant change it right now, youve got to move forward." Granderson broke the knuckle getting hit by Cesar Ramos pitch in the fifth. After later scoring, he was replaced defensively by Ichiro Suzuki in the bottom of the inning. Granderson missed the first 38 games this season with a broken right forearm, the result of a hit by pitch in his first at-bat at spring training. "Another bump in the road," Granderson said. Granderson said at this point he was told surgery will not be required. "Its sad," Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano said. "Its really tough. Hes one of those guys youre going to miss. Hopefully he gets back soon." David Phelps (3-2), who retired his first 13 batters before James Loney hit a one-out double in the fifth, allowed four runs and six hits in 7 2-3 innings. He left in the eighth after he was hit on the right forearm by a drive up the middle by Ben Zobrist. X-rays were negative, and Phelps did not rule out making his next start. "Its a little sore," Phelps said. "See how that feels tomorrow morning will be a bigger thing. Ill be fine." The Yankees have been hit hard by injuries this season. Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez, Andy Pettitte, Mark Teixeira and Kevin Youkilis are among the players on the disabled list. "Im happy that we won the game, but you lost a really good player," Girardi said. "Thats never a good thing." Brett Gardner, Lyle OOverbay and Jayson Nix each drove in two runs for the Yankees. Tampa Bay Rays Shirts. . Gardner made it 5-0 with a two-run homer off Roberto Hernandez (2-5) during the fourth. The Yankees took a 3-0 lead in the second on Overbays two-run double and an RBI single by Nix. Tampa Bay slugger Evan Longoria went 0 for 4 and had his career-best 16-game hitting streak end. Nix walked with the bases loaded, Chris Stewart had a run-scoring single and Cano picked up an RBI when he was hit by Ramos pitch as the Yankees went ahead 8-0 in the fifth. Matt Joyce had an RBI double during the Rays three-run sixth. Nix tripled and scored to put the Yankees up 9-3 on a wild pitch in the seventh. After falling behind 3-0 in the third, the Rays intentionally walked Cano with runners on first and second and two outs. The move proved successful when Hernandez got an infield pop fly from Vernon Wells. Hernandez gave up five runs, six hits and three walks in four innings. He was coming off a start last Saturday against Baltimore where he allowed five runs and eight hits over two innings. "Pitching won the game for them and not for us," Rays manager Joe Maddon said. "I thought we had some good at-bats, but they did beat us on the mound. We have to pitch better to win." Tampa Bays Matt Moore will look Saturday to become the fifth-youngest pitcher since 1916 to start a season 9-0 exclusively as a starter. The 23-year old left-hander will go against Vidal Nuno (1-1). According to the Rays, if Moore gets the win Saturday, only Ken Holtzman (1967), Livan Hernandez (1997), Roger Clemens (1986) and Jered Weaver (2006) will have accomplished the feat at a younger age. NOTES: Maddon said AL Cy Young Award winner David Price, who went on the 15-day disabled list May 16 with a left triceps strain, is getting well. "I dont have any kind of finish line there yet," Maddon said. ... The Yankees are 11-5 since May 8. ' ' '