The Tampa Bay Rays defeated the New York Yankees on Friday night. The final score was 10-6 and the game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York. CC Sabathia started and was bad and Adam Warren wasn’t great in relief. The Yankees got the return of Alfonso Soriano but he didn’t pick up a hit in the game. Brett Gardner, Melky Mesa, David Adams and Brent Lillibridge each had two hits.
Sabathia gave up seven runs on nine hits in five innings. He walked three and struck out six and lost his ninth game of the season. Warren pitched four innings giving up three hits and three runs with three walks and two strikeouts.
Gardner had two hits, Mesa had two hits and an RBI and Robinson Cano drew a walk. Adams had two hits and two RBI, Soriano had an RBI and Lyle Overbay had a hit. Chris Stewart had a hit and an RBI, Eduardo Nunez drew a walk and Brent Lillibridge had two hits. Austin Romine had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk. Mesa and Stewart each hit a double and the Yankees were 5-13 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base. Romine and Nunez each committed an error. Soriano had an outfield assist.
Jeremy Hellickson earned his 10th win of the season. He pitched six innings giving up four hits and a run. He walked two and struck out three. Kyle Farnsworth pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout, Cesar Ramos pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up three hits and two runs with a strikeout and Jamey Wright gave up four hits and three runs with a walk. Jake McGee pitched to one batter and retired him and Fernando Rodney picked up his 25th save of the season. He pitched 1/3 of an inning and retired the only batter that he faced.
Desmond Jennings had a hit and drew a walk, Evan Longoria had a hit and two RBI and Will Myers had two hits and an RBI. Ben Zobrist had a hit and drew a walk, Sean Rodriguez had two hits and Matt Joyce drew two walks. Yunel Escobar had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk, James Loney had two hits and four RBI and Lobaton had a hit and drew a walk and Sam Fuld had a hit and an RBI.
Zobrist, Escobar, Longoria, Rodriguez and Lobaton each hit a double. Loney hit a homerun and the Rays were 7-17 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base.
In the second inning Escobar hit an RBI double, Fuld hit an RBI single and Jennings hit an RBI bunt single to make it a 3-0 game. Longoria hit a two run double and Myers hit an RBI single to make it a 6-0 game. In the third Romine hit an RBI single to make it a 6-1 game. Loney hit an RBI single in the fifth to make it a 7-1 game. Loney hit a three run homerun in the seventh to extend the lead to 10-1. The Yankees rallied in the eighth and ninth innings. Adams hit an RBI single and Stewart hit an RBI double to make it 10-3. In the ninth Mesa hit an RBI single, Adams hit an RBI single and Soriano hit an RBI groundout to make it a 10-6 game. 10-6 would be the final score.
The Rays record improved to 61-42 and the Yankees record fell to 54-49. The two teams will play game two of three on Saturday afternoon.
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