The New York Yankees defeated the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday afternoon. The game took place at Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida and the final score was 7-6 in ten innings. CC Sabathia made his first start of the spring and he pitched well, Adam Warren struggled a bit. Ronald Torreyes, Dustin Fowler and Tyler Wade each had two hits to lead the offense.
Sabathia pitched two innings giving up two hits and no runs. He walked one and struck out two. Warren pitched three innings giving up four hits and two runs with a walk, Ben Heller pitched an inning giving up two hits and a run with a walk and a strikeout and Domingo German pitched an inning giving up a hit and he struck out one. Chasen Shreve pitched an inning giving up a hit and a run with no walks and two strikeouts, Jason Gurka pitched an inning with a strikeout and Brady Lail won the game pitching an inning and giving up two hits and two unearned runs with a strikeout.
Torreyes had two hits and an RBI, Rob Refsnyder had a hit and Gary Sanchez had a hit. Kyle Higashioka had a hit and two RBI, Matt Holliday had a hit and Greg Bird had a hit. Chris Carter had a hit and an RBI, Billy McKinney had a hit and Ruben Tejada had an RBI. Pete Kozma drew a walk, Miguel Andujar had a hit and Rashad Crawford had a hit and an RBI. Fowler had two hits, Wade had two hits and an RBI and Sanchez, Wade and Crawford each hit a double. Higashioka hit a homerun and the Yankees were 5-11 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base. Diaz committed two errors.
In the first Carter hit an RBI single giving the Yankees a 1-0 lead. In the fourth Torreyes hit an RBI single to make it 2-0. In the fifth Willy Adames hit a solo homerun to cut the lead to 2-1. Corey Dickerson hit a solo homerun still in the fifth to tie the game at two and in the sixth Adames hit a sac fly to give the Rays a 3-2 lead. In the seventh Higashioka hit a two-run homerun to give the Yankees a 4-3 lead. In the eighth Ryan Brett hit a solo homerun to tie the game at four. In the tenth Joe McCarthy reached on a fielding error to give the Rays a 5-4 lead and Ryan Brett hit a sac fly to make it 6-4. In the bottom of the tenth Tejada hit a sac fly to cut the lead to 6-5, Crawford hit an RBI-double to tie the game at six and Wade hit an RBI single to give the Yankees the 7-6 walk-off victory.