The Yankees were able to stop the red-hot Detroit Tigers and New York Mets, and their latest target was the Tampa Bay Rays. Tonight, the Yankees took the first game of the series, defeating the Rays 4-1 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York.
The Yankees scored their first run in the bottom of the fifth when Brett Gardner walked with the bases loaded. The Yankees added two more runs in the sixth when Brian McCann homered and Stephen Drew doubled. They tacked on one more run in the eighth when Jacoby Ellsbury was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded.
Adam Warren started the game for the Yankees, giving up one run on five hits while striking out six. Justin Wilson pitched a scoreless inning, David Carpenter retired a batter, Dellin Betances pitched a scoreless inning and Andrew Miller recorded his eighth save of the season.
— Chase Whitley will take the mound for the Yankees in the second game of this three game set. Jake Odorizzi will start for the Rays. First pitch is at 7:05 p.m. and the game will air on the YES ..read more