The New York Yankees defeated the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday night. The game took place at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida and the final score was 3-1 Yankees. Luis Severino started and pitched very well, the bullpen did their job and Greg Bird led the offense with two RBI including a towering homerun.
Severino pitched 5 2/3 innings giving up one run on six hits. He walked one and struck out seven. He won his fourth game of the season. Justin Wilson pitched an inning striking out two, Dellin Betances pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up a hit and three walks with a strikeout and Andrew Miller saved his 34th game of the season pitching an inning and striking out the side.
Chris Archer pitched six innings giving up four hits and two runs with four walks and seven strikeouts. He lost his 12th game of the season. C.J. Riefenhauser pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout and Andrew Bellatti pitched two innings giving up two hits and a run with a strikeout.
Jacoby Ellsbury had two hits, Brian McCann drew a walk and Carlos Beltran drew a walk. Bird had two hits, two RBI and drew a walk, Chase Headley had a hit and an RBI and Didi Gregorius had a hit and drew a walk. Bird and Gregorius each hit a double and Bird hit a homerun. The Yankees were 1-8 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base. Gregorius committed an error.
John Jaso had a hit, Grady Sizemore drew a walk and Evan Longoria drew a walk. Logan Forsythe drew a walk, James Loney had three hits and Steven Souza Jr. had two hits, an RBI and drew a walk. Rene Rivera had a hit, Loney, Jaso and Souza Jr. each hit a double. The Rays were 0-9 with runners in scoring position and left ten men on base. Mahtook had a stolen base.
In the second Bird hit an RBI double to give the Yankees a 1-0 lead. In the sixth Headley hit an RBI single to make it 2-0 Yankees. In the bottom of the sixth Souza hit an RBI double to cut the lead to 2-1. Bird hit a solo homerun in the ninth to make it 3-1 and that was the final score. The Yankees won two out of three in the series and will have the day off on Thursday before beginning a three game series with their crosstown rivals the New York Mets on Friday night at Citi Field.