The New York Yankees defeated the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday night. The game took place at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida and the final score was 11-5. Masahiro Tanaka started for the Yankees and pitched just ok and the bullpen was good. Brian McCann had four hits and Gary Sanchez had three hits and five RBI.
Tanaka won his 14th game of the season and pitched six innings giving up seven hits and four runs. He walked two and struck out five. Adam Warren pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up a hit and a run with a strikeout, Tommy Layne pitched to one batter and retired him and Tyler Clippard pitched to one batter and retired him. Jonathan Holder pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout.
Alex Cobb pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up nine hits and seven runs with a walk and two strikeouts. He lost his first game of the season. Steve Geltz pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up a strikeout, Justin Marks pitched three innings giving up four hits and a run with a walk and a strikeout and Dana Eveland pitched an inning giving up a hit and had a strikeout. Enny Romero pitched an inning walking one and struck out three and Erasmo Ramirez pitched an inning giving up three hits and three runs.
Brett Gardner had two hits, Jacoby Ellsbury drew a walk and Sanchez had three hits and five RBI. Brian McCann had four hits and an RBI, Mark Teixeira had a hit and drew a walk and Didi Gregorius had a hit and an RBI. Ronald Torreyes had a hit and an RBI, Mason Williams had two hits and an RBI and Donovan Solano had three hits and two RBI. Teixeira and Solano each hit a double and Sanchez hit two homeruns and Solano hit a homerun. The Yankees were 5-12 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base.
Kevin Kiermaier had a hit, Evan Longoria had a hit and an RBI and Brad Miller had two hits and two RBI. Corey Dickerson had two hits and an RBI, Alexei Ramirez drew a walk and Jaff Decker drew a walk. Bobby Wilson had two hits and an RBI, Dickerson hit a double and Wilson, Longoria and Dickerson each hit a homerun and Miller hit two homeruns. The Rays were 0-4 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base.
Sanchez hit an RBI single in the first to give the Yankees a 1-0 lead. McCann hit an RBI single to push the lead to 2-0. Torreyes hit an RBI single extending the Yankees lead to 3-0 still in the first inning. In the second Sanchez hit a three run homerun making it 6-0 Yankees. In the second Gregorius hit a sac fly pushing the lead to 7-0 Yankees. In the bottom of the third Wilson hit a solo homerun to cut the lead to 7-1. Longoria hit a solo homerun making it 7-2 still in the third. Miller hit a solo homerun to cut the lead to 7-3 and Dickerson hit a solo homerun making it a 7-4 game. In the sixth Sanchez hit a two run homerun to extend the Yankees lead to 8-4. In the eighth Miller hit his second homerun of the game to cut the lead to 8-5. In the ninth Williams hit an RBI single and Solano hit a two run homerun to make it an 11-5 game. 11-5 would be the final score.
The Yankees have taken the first two games of the series and will look to sweep the series on Thursday night.