The New York Yankees were defeated by the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday night. The game took place at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida and the final score was 4-1. Michael Pineda started for the Yankees and was shaky. The bullpen pitched great and the offense couldn’t get much going.
Pineda pitched 3 2/3 innings giving up eight hits and four runs with no walks and six strikeouts. Pineda took his first loss of the season. Tommy Layne pitched an inning giving up a walk, Adam Warren pitched 2 1/3 perfect innings with four strikeouts and Chasen Shreve pitched an inning walking one.
Alex Cobb picked up his first win of the season for the Rays and he pitched 5 2/3 innings giving up four hits and a run with a walk and four strikeouts. Xavier Cedeno pitched to one batter and gave up a hit, Jumbo Diaz struck out the only batter that he faced and Erasmo Ramirez pitched two innings giving up a hit and a walk and he struck out one. Alex Colome pitched an inning giving up two hits and he earned his second save of the season.
Brett Gardner had a hit and drew a walk, Gary Sanchez got his first hit of the young season and Matt Holliday had a hit. Jacoby Ellsbury had three hits and an RBI, Chase Headley had two hits and drew a walk and Headley hit a double and Ellsbury hit a homerun. The Yankees were 0-9 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base. Sanchez had a passed ball.
Corey Dickerson had two hits and two RBI, Kevin Kiermaier had a hit and Evan Longoria drew a walk. Steven Souza Jr. had a hit and drew a walk, Logan Morrison had two hits and Mallex Smith had a hit. Derek Norris had a hit and two RBI. Dickerson hit a homerun and the Rays were 2-6 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base. Smith and Norris each had a stolen base and Kiermaier was caught stealing. Norris had a passed ball.
In the first Dickerson hit a solo homerun to give the Rays a 1-0 lead. In the second Ellsbury hit a solo homerun to tie the game at one. In the second Norris hit a two-run single to give the Rays a 3-1 lead and Dickerson hit an RBI single to extend the lead to 4-1 which would be the final score.
The Yankees lost two out of three and will be off on Thursday. They will open up a three game set in Baltimore on Friday night. Luis Severino will make his first start of the season.