Tuesday, August 11, 2020

New York Yankees blow late lead and lose to the Tampa Bay Rays

 The New York Yankees were defeated by the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday afternoon.  The game took 

place at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida and the final score was 4-3.  James Paxton started for 

the Yankees and he pitched great until it fell apart in the last inning.  DJ LeMahieu led the offense with

two hits.  

Paxton pitched 6 1/3 innings giving up four hits and three runs with a walk and 11 strikeouts.  Jonathan 

Holder pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up two hits and a walk and Zack Britton took his first loss of the 

season.  He pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up two hits and a run with a walk.  

Charlie Morton pitched two innings giving up three hits and a run with two walks and a strikeout.  

Trevor Richards pitched four innings giving up four hits and wo unearned runs with two walks and Joh

four strikeouts.  John Curtiss pitched two perfect innings with four strikeouts and Ryan Thompson

pitched a perfect inning.  

LeMahieu had two hits and drew a walk, Aaron Hicks had a hit and drew a walk and Luke Voit

had a hit and drew a walk.  Gleyber Torres had a hit and drew a walk, Mike Ford had an RBI and 

Gary Sanchez had a hit.  Brett Gardner had a hit, Hicks, Gardner and Torres each hit a double.  The 

Yankees were 0-8 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base.  

Yandy Diaz had a hit, Austin Meadows had a hit and Jose Martinez had a hit and drew a walk.  

Mike Brosseau had two hits and two RBI, Brandon Lowe had a hit and an RBI and Manuel Margot

drew a walk.  Mike Zunino drew a walk, Ji-Man Choi had a hit and Michahael Perez had a hit and an

RBI.  Martinez, Meadows and Brosseau hit a double.  Brosseau and Lowe each hit a homerun.  

The Rays were 2-6 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base. Margot committed an 


In the first Ford got hit by a pitch to drive in a run and give them a 1-0 lead.  In the fifth Urshela reached

on a fielding error and two runs scored to push the lead to 3-0.  In the seventh Brosseau hit a two-run 

homerun followed by a solo homerun by Lowe to tie the game at three.  In the ninth Perez hit an RBI

single to win the game 4-3 for the Rays.  The Rays took three out of four and the Yankees will  now

have off on Monday before beginning a short two-game series with the Braves at home on Tuesday 


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