The New York Yankees tied with the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday afternoon. The game took place at Charlotte Sports Park in Port Charlotte, Florida and the final score was 5-5 in nine innings. Jordan Montgomery started for the Yankees and pitched well and Jacoby Ellsbury, Aaron Judge and Ronald Torreyes each had two hits to lead the offense.
Montgomery pitched 4 1/3 innings giving up three hits and two runs with no walks and eight strikeouts. J.R. Graham pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up three hits and three runs with a walk and a strikeout, Chasen Shreve pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout and J.P. Feyereisen pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout. Colten Brewer pitched an inning giving up a walk and Jason Gurka pitched an inning with two walks and a strikeout.
Ellsbury had two hits, Dustin Fowler drew a walk and Aaron Hicks had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk. Clint Frazier had an RBI, Greg Bird had a hit and Ji-Man Choi drew a walk. Chris Carter had a hit, Judge had two hits and an RBI and Torreyes had two hits and an RBI. Pete Kozma drew a walk, Bird, Ellsbury, Hicks and Judge each hit a double. Torreyes hit a homerun and the Yankees were 2-9 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base. Fowler had two stolen bases and Wade had a stolen base. Ellsbury and Torreyes were each caught stealing.
In the second Jesus Sucre hit a sac fly to give the Rays a 1-0 lead. In the fifth Tim Beckham hit an RBI single to push the lead to 2-0. Jake Bauers hit a two-run double to extend the lead to 4-0 and Patrick Leonard hit an RBI single to make it a 5-0 game. In the sixth Hicks hit an RBI double to cut the lead to 5-1. Judge hit an RBI double to make it a 5-2 game. Torreyes hit a solo homerun to cut it to 5-3 in the seventh. Frazier hit a sac fly still in the seventh and it was a 5-4 game. The Yankees would tie the game in the ninth on a steal and throwing error. The game would end in a 5-5 tie.