Yankees secure sixth straight win with 7-5 victory over Rays 6


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Rays vs. Yankees
FINAL: Yankees 7. Rays 5
WIN: Adam Warren (5-3, 4.88 ERA)
LOSS: Blake Snell (5-8, 3.62 ERA)
SAVE: Dellin Betances (10)

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.

What’s Next?

— 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.


6 thoughts on “Yankees secure sixth straight win with 7-5 victory over Rays

  • Jerry

    It's must see Yankees baseball!! You have to make your plans around them. Game at 4:00 today and you don't want to miss it. Crushing blow by Teixeira, nice to see and once again different heroes, Teixeira and Refsynder. Crazy night in the Bronx with all the rain. ….Tanaka time!

  • enter42

    This is such better baseball than 6 weeks ago, no disrespect to the traded guys intended. The infusion of excitement from the young guys is indescribable. May not hurt that the Yanks have been playing with house money since the trade deadline. As long time fans, we don't get to witness this kind of excitement too often….like once every 20 years. The Yankee ownership gets it now….sustain the draft and trade acquisition minor league pipeline that you're building and you'll have the talent you need for call ups or trades. I love Joe but emptying the bullpen with a 7-2 lead in game 2 of a 4 game series was….interesting? Look if you don't trust Pineda then don't let him start but his leash is ridiculously short right now.

    • Jerry

      I also thought it was a little premature to pull him, taxing the bullpen with a decent lead. At this point all's well that ends well.

    • Delia Enriquez Post author

      I would agree about not starting Pineda at all if he didn’t trust him, but there’s no one to really replace Pineda right now. It’s too late for Bryan Mitchell and Adam Warren to get stretched out and the team is already using Luis Cessa as a starter. I’m not comfortable with Pineda getting in trouble because he doesn’t know how to get out of it, so I understand the Yankees lifting him when they did. The other members of the bullpen on the other hand have to have shutdown innings, especially against teams like the Rays. It was because of the pen the Rays almost got back into it.

      Despite Pineda pitching poorly, one of my big concerns is Betances, who every night doesn’t have one pitch or the other. Sometimes he won’t have either. That’s what made the Miller trade a little dangerous, because Betances isn’t quite ready to be a closer. He works better as an eighth inning man.

  • tom

    Leave PIneda in the rotation. It is crazy to think PIneda would replace Severino in the bullpen as Yankees are in pursuit of playoff berth.

  • DAGO RED

    Michael Pineda runs hot/cold between pitches to often. His track record stinks, each pitch can be a strike or base hit. To many dingers, he needs to be traded to a team that does have field dimensions larger that YANKEE stadium.

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