The New York Yankees defeated the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday afternoon. The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York and the final score was 8-4. Masahiro Tanaka started and his line didn't look great but he was hurt by only one batter. The bullpen did a good job and Aaron Judge and Tyler Austin each had a homerun and two hits in their MLB debuts.
Tanaka pitched seven innings giving up five hits and four runs. He didn't walk a batter and he struck out eight to win his ninth game of the season. Tyler Clippard pitched a perfect inning, Anthony Swarzak pitched to one batter and gave up a hit and Tommy Layne pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout.
Matt Andriese pitched five innings giving up eight hits and six runs with no walks and eight strikeouts. He lost his fourth game of the season. Erasmo Ramirez pitched two innings giving up three hits and two runs with a walk and a strikeout and Danny Farquhar pitched a perfect inning striking out the side.
Jacoby Ellsbury had a hit, Aaron Hicks had two hits and three RBI and Chase Headley drew a walk. Didi Gregorius had two hits and two RBI, Starlin Castro had two hits and an RBI and Austin had two hits and an RBI. Judge had two hits and an RBI, Gregorius hit a double and Austin, Judge, Castro, Hicks and Gregorius each hit a homerun. The Yankees were 1-5 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base. Hicks and Austin each had a stolen base.
Kevin Kiermaier had a hit, Evan Longoria had two hits and Brad Miller had two hits and four RBI. Matt Duffy had a hit, Miller hit two homeruns and the Rays were 1-1 with runners in scoring position and left two men on base.
In the second Austin hit a solo homerun and one batter later Judge hit a solo homerun to give the Yankees a 2-0 lead. In the fourth Miller hit a three run homerun to give the Rays a 3-2 lead. Castro hit a solo homerun in the fourth to tie the game at three. In the fifth Hicks hit a three run homerun to give the Yankees a 6-3 lead. Miller hit his second homerun of the game in the sixth to cut the lead to 6-4 and in the seventh Gregorius hit a two run homerun to push the lead to 8-4 and that would be the final score of the game.
The two teams will play the third and final game of the series on Sunday afternoon. The Yankees will be looking for the sweep.