After securing their fifth straight win on Thursday night, the Yankees hoped to gain more ground in the American League East Wild Card standings. Despite three rain delays, the Yankees were able to overpower the Tampa Bay Rays in a 7-5 win at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York.
The Yankees got on the board in the bottom of the first on a RBI double by Rob Refsnyder. In the third, Gary Sanchez hit a solo home run, followed by a wild pitch that scored Mark Teixeira. Teixeira delivered the final blow in the fourth with his first grand slam of the season.
Michael Pineda went 4.2 innings, giving up two runs on six hits while striking out 7. Chasen Shreve gave up two runs while retiring two batters, Warren pitched 1.1 scoreless innings, Tommy Layne retired a batter, Tyler Clippard pitched a scoreless eighth and Betances gave up a run in the ninth.
— It’s Game 3 of this four-game set, and the Yankees will send Masahiro Tanaka to the mound with hopes of securing their seventh win in a row. Rays will counter with Chris Archer. First pitch is at 4:05 p.m. and the game will air on the YES Network.