The New York Yankees defeated the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday night. The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York and the final score was 5-2. Luis Severino started for the Yankees and was great, the bullpen was pretty good and the offense had three homeruns.
Severino pitched 6 1/3 innings giving up seven hits and a run with three walks and five strikeouts. He won his third game of the season. Justin Wilson pitched 2/3 of an inning, Adam Warren pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up two hits and a run with two strikeouts and Andrew Miller saved his 30th game of the season pitched 2/3 of an inning and striking out one.
Jake Odorizzi lost his eighth game of the season pitching 6 2/3 innings giving up three hits and five runs with two walks and eight strikeouts. Enny Romero pitched an inning giving up a hit and struck out one and C.J. Riefenhauser pitched to one batter and struck him out.
Brett Gardner had a hit, Brian McCann had had a hit, an RBI and drew two walks and Alex Rodriguez had a hit and two RBI. Greg Bird had a hit and two RBI, Rodriguez, Bird and McCann each hit a homerun. The Yankees left one player on base.
Grady Sizemore had a hit, Daniel Nava had a hit and Evan Longoria had a hit and an RBI. Logan Forsythe had a hit, Asdrubal Cabrera had a hit and drew a walk and James Loney had two hits and drew a walk. Kevin Kiermaier had a hit and drew a walk, J.P. Arencibia had a hit and an RBI. Nava and Arencibia each it a double and Longoria hit a homerun. The Rays were 0-7 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base. Forsythe was caught stealing.
In the second Rodriguez hit a two run homerun to give the Yankees a 2-0 lead. In the fourth McCann hit a solo homerun to extend the lead to 3-0. In the sixth Longoria hit a solo homerun to cut the lead to 3-1. In the seventh Bird hit a two run homerun to increase the Yankees lead to 5-1. In the ninth Arencibia hit an RBI double to make it 5-2 but that was the final score.
The Yankees and Rays will play game two of three on Saturday afternoon and then finish the series on Sunday afternoon.