The New York Yankees defeated the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday night. The game took place at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida and the final score was 4-1 Yankees. CC Sabathia started for the Yankees and pitched great and the bullpen did their job. The Yankees offense didn't do much but Alex Rodriguez had an RBI double in the ninth and Slade Heathcott had a three run homerun in the ninth.
Sabathia pitched 6 2/3 innings giving up three hits and no runs with two walks and six strikeouts. Justin Wilson pitched an inning giving up three hits and a run with two strikeouts, Caleb Cotham won his first game of the season pitching 1/3 of an inning striking out a batter and Andrew Miller saved his 33rd game of the season pitching a perfect inning and striking out the side.
Erasmo Ramirez pitched 7 2/3 innings giving up one hits and no runs. He walked two and struck out six. Alex Colome struck out the only batter that he faced, Brad Boxberger blew his sixth save of the season and pitched 2/3 of an inning gave up three hits and four runs with two walks. C.J. Riefenhauser pitched 1/3 of an inning walking one.
Brett Gardner drew two walks, Alex Rodriguez had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk and Brian McCann drew a walk. Carlos Beltran had a hit, Heathcott had a hit and three RBI and Greg Bird drew a walk. Dustin Ackley had a hit, Rodriguez hit a double and Heathcott hit a homerun. The Yankees were 2-6 with runners in scoring position and left three men on base. Noel and Gardner each had a stolen base. Ryan committed two errors and Headley committed an error.
Mikie Mahtook had a hit, Logan Forsythe had a hit and an RBI and Asdrubal Cabrera had a hit. Steven Souza Jr. had a hit, Richie Shaffer drew two walks and Kevin Kiermaier had two hits. Forsythe hit a double and the Rays were 0-5 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base. Mahtook had a stolen base and an outfield assist.
In the eighth Forsythe hit an RBI double to give the Rays a 1-0 lead. In the ninth Rodriguez hit an RBI double to tie the game at one. Heathcott hit a three run homerun to give the Yankees a 4-1 lead and that was the final score. The two teams will play game two of three on Tuesday night.