The New York Yankees were defeated by the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday afternoon. The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York and the final score was 8-1 Rays. The game was closer but got away late. Ivan Nova started for the Yankees and struggled, the Yankees offense only managed three hits and they committed three errors on defense.
Nova pitched five innings giving up six hits and four runs with three of them being earned. He walked three and struck out one and lost his second game of the season. Bryan Mitchell pitched two innings giving up three hits and four runs with two of them being earned and he struck out one. Chris Capuano pitched an inning walking two batters, Nick Rumbelow pitched a perfect inning with two strikeouts.
Erasmo Ramirez pitched six innings giving up three hits and a run with three walks and three strikeouts and he won his seventh game of the season. Xavier Cedeno pitched an inning walking one and striking out one and Everett Teaford pitched two innings walking one and striking out two.
Brett Gardner drew two walks, Chase Headley had a hit, Alex Rodriguez had a hit and an RBI. Mark Teixeira drew a walk, Brian McCann drew a walk and Garrett Jones had a hit. Headley and Jones each hit a double and Rodriguez hit a homerun. The Yankees were 0-5 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base. Nova committed an error and Pirela committed two errors.
Asdrubal Cabrera had a hit and an RBI, David DeJesus had a hit and drew a walk and Evan Longoria had two hits and drew a walk. James Loney had a hit and two RBI, Logan Forsythe had a hit and two RBI adn Kevin Kiermaier had two hits. Jake Elmore drew two walks, Curt Casali had a hit, two RBI and drew a walk. Longoria and Casali each hit a double and Kiermaier hit a triple. The Rays were 2-7 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base. Ramirez committed an error.
In the first Loney hit a two run single to give the Rays a 2-0 lead. In the second Casali hit a sac fly to make it 3-0 Rays. In the fifth Cabrera hit a sac bunt and an error scored a run to make it 4-0 Rays. In the sixth the Yankees got on the board on a solo homerun by Rodriguez. In the eighth Forsythe hit a two run single to make it 6-1 and then Casali had an RBI walk making it 7-1 and Cabrera hit a sac fly to complete the scoring at 8-1. The Yankees will have the day off on Monday and then begin a three game series at home with the Oakland Athletics.