Monday, August 10, 2020

New York Yankees take Game 1 of doubleheader in Tampa Bay

 The New York Yankees defeated the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 1 of a doubleheader on Saturday 

afternoon.  The game took place at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida and the final score was 8-4.

Gerrit Cole started for the Yankees and he pitched well.  Aaron Judge led the offense with three hits and 

Giancarlo Stanton and Gio Urshela added a couple of hits each.  

Cole pitched 4 2/3 innings giving up six hits and three runs with a walk and ten strikeouts.  Chad Green

picked up his second win of the season pitching 1 1/3 innings and giving up a run and two walks with 

two strikeouts and Adam Ottavino pitched a perfect inning with two strikeouts.  

Tyler Glasnow pitched 2 2/3 innings giving up five hits and four runs with three walks and five 

strikeouts.  Glasnow took his first loss of the season.  Sean Gilmartin pitched 3 1/3 innings giving up 

five hits and three runs with a walk and four strikeouts and Oliver Drake pitched an inning giving up 

a hit and a run with a walk.  

DJ LeMahieu had a hit, Judge had three hits and two RBI and Mike Ford had a hit and two RBI.  

Stanton had two hits, an RBI and drew a walk, Gleyber Torres had a hit and drew a walk and Mike

Tauchman had a hit.  Urshela had two hits, three RBI and drew a walk, Gary Sanchez drew two walks

and Urshela and Tauchman each hit a double.  Ford, Stanton and Judge each hit a homerun and the 

Yankees were 1-7 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base.  Tauchman had a stolen

base and Sanchez had a passed ball.  

Yandy Diaz had a hit, Ji-Man Choi had two hits and an RBI and Jose Martinez had a hit and two RBI.

Yoshi Tsutsugo drew a walk, Hunter Renfroe drew a walk and Joey Wendle drew a walk.  Willy Adames

had a hit, Kevin Kiermaier had an RBI and Mike Zunino had a hit.  Adames and Zunino each hit a 

double and Choi hit two doubles.  Martinez hit a homerun and the Rays were 2-8 with runners in 

scoring position and left five men on base.  

In the third Ford hit a two-run homerun to give the Yankees a 2-0 lead.  Urshela hit a two-run doubleex

and the lead extended to 4-0.  In the fifth Stanton hit a solo homerun to push the lead to 5-0.  In the 

bottom of the fifth Choi hit an RBI double to cut the lead to 5-1.  Martinez hit a two-run homerun and 

it was cut to 5-3.  In the sixth Judge hit a two-run homerun to push the lead back to four at 7-3.  

In the bottom of the sixth Kiermaier hit an RBI groundout to make it 7-4 and that was as close as it

got.  Urshela added a sac fly in the seventh and the final score was 8-4.  

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