The New York Yankees defeated the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday night. The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York and the final score was 5-4. CC Sabathia started for the Yankees and he didn't pitch that well but the bullpen did. Brian McCann had three hits and Tyler Austin and Brett Gardner each had two hits.
Sabathia pitched four innings giving up seven hits and three runs. He didn't walk a batter and struck out four. Jonathan Holder pitched two innings giving up two hits and a run with a strikeout, Chasen Shreve pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up a hit and Blake Parker pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up a hit and a walk with two strikeouts. Kirby Yates pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and he struck out one and Tommy Layne pitched to one batter striking him out and earning his second win of the season.
Alex Cobb pitched six innings giving up nine hits and four runs with three of them being earned. He struck out a batter. Brad Boxberger pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout, Danny Farquhar pitched an inning walking one and striking out two, Enny Romero pitched 2/3 of an inning retiring both batters and Erasmo Ramirez took his 11th loss of the season giving up a hit and a run.
Gardner had two hits, Jacoby Ellsbury had a hit and drew a walk and Didi Gregorius had a hit and an RBI. McCann had three hits and two RBI, Austin had two hits and an RBI and Aaron Judge had a hit. McCann hit two homeruns and Austin hit a homerun which was a walk off homerun. The Yankees were 1-2 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base.
Logan Forsythe had two hits, Kevin Kiermaier had four hits and two RBI and Evan Longoria had a hit. Alexei Ramirez had a hit, Steven Souza Jr. had three hits and two RBI and Richie Shaffer had a hit and drwe a walk, Kiermaier hit two homeruns and Souza Jr. hit two homeruns. The Rays were 0-5 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base. Cobb committed an error.
In the first Kiermaier hit a solo homerun to give the Rays a 1-0 lead. In the bottom of the first Gregorius hit an RBI single to tie the game at one. A throwing error allowed Ellsbury to score and give the Yankees a 2-1 lead. In teh second Souza Jr. hit a solo homerun to tie the game at two. McCann hit a solo homerun in the second to give the Yankees a 3-2 lead. In the third Kiermaier hit a solo homerun to tie the game at three. In the fourth McCann hit a solo homerun and the Yankees took back the lead at 4-3. Souza Jr. hit a solo homerun in the sixth to tie the game at four. In the ninth Austin hit a walk off homerun to give the Yankees a 5-4 win.
The Yankees have now won five games in a row and the two teams will play game two of four on Friday night.