The New York Yankees defeated the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday afternoon. The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York and the final score was 6-4. Ivan Nova started for the Yankees and pitched pretty good, the bullpen was ok. Jacoby Ellsbury, Alex Rodriguez and Didi Gregorius each had two hits.
Nova pitched six innings giving up six hits and three runs with a walk and three strikeouts. Nova won his sixth game of the season. Justin Wilson pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and striking out two, Dellin Betances pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up a hit and a run with a walk and Andrew Miller saved his 31st game of the season. Miller pitched an inning giving up two hits and he struck out two.
Chris Archer pitched 6 1/3 innings giving up six hits and five runs with four of them being earned. He walked three and struck out five and lost his 11th game of the season. Enny Romero pitched to two batters and retired them both, Steve Geltz pitched giving up a hit and a run with two walks and he didn't record an out and C.J. Riefenhauser pitched an inning giving up a hit.
Ellsbury had two hits and drew a walk, Carlos Beltran drew a walk and Brian McCann had a hit, three RBI and drew a walk. Rodriguez had two hits and an RBI, Greg Bird had a hit and drew a walk and Chase Headley drew a walk. Gregorius had two hits and an RBI, Bird hit a double and McCann and Rodriguez each hit a homerun and they were back-to-back. The Yankees were 2-8 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base. Drew committed an error.
John Jaso had a hit, Daniel Nava had a hit and drew a walk and Mikie Mahtook had a hit. Evan Longoria had a hit and drew a walk, Grady Sizemore had a hit and Logan Forsythe had a hit and an RBI. Asdrubal Cabrera had three hits and an RBI, Kevin Kiermaier had a hit and two RBI and Jaso hit a double. Nava hit a double and Kiermaier and Cabrera each hit a homerun. The Rays were 1-10 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base. Nava and Cabrera each had a stolen base and Forsythe committed an error.
In the second Kiermaier hit a two run homerun and the Rays had a 2-0 lead. In the third Forsythe hit an RBI single and it was 3-0 Rays. In the sixth McCann hit a three run homerun to tie the game at three and one batter later Rodriguez hit a solo homerun to give the Yankees a 4-3 lead. In the seventh Gardner hit into a force out and gave the Yankees a 5-3 lead. In the eighth Cabrera hit a solo homerun to cut the Yankees lead to 5-4. Gregorius hit an RBI single in the eighth to push the lead to 6-4 and that was the final score. The Yankees took two out of three in this series. The Yankees will begin a three game series on Monday afternoon against the Baltimore Orioles.