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Rays Break Strikeout Record To Even Up ALDS Series With Yankees

Tyler Glasnow earned his second postseason win, and the Tampa Bay Rays hit four home runs to defeat the New York Yankees 7-5 in Game 2 of the American League Division Series Tuesday at Petco Park in San Diego.

Glasnow pitched one batter into the sixth inning, allowing four runs -- all on home runs by Giancarlo Stanton -- and struck out a franchise postseason-record ten Yankees hitters. Rays pitchers would set a new Major League Baseball postseason record with 18 strikeouts in the game.

Randy Arozarena got the Rays off to the lead in the bottom of the first with his second home run in the series, coming off Yankees starter Deivi Garcia for a 1-0 advantage.

Stanton tied the game up in the top of the second with an opposite field home run of his own.

Aaron Boone decided to go to left-hander J.A. Happ in the second, and Mike Zunino made sure the decision backfired, crushing a two-run homer into the upper deck in left to give the Rays the lead for good.

Manuel Margot made the rays lead 5-1 an inning later with a two-run shot of his own off Happ.

New York stormed back in the fourth, as Glasnow allowed a leadoff single to Aaron Hicks and a walk to Luke Voit in front of Stanton, who turned on a fastball and hit it over the upper deck in left to cut the lead back to just a single run.

But New York would get no closer against Glasnow, and Kevin Kiermaier extended the lead back to 6-4 with a RBI single off Jonathan Loaisiga, and Austin meadows, playing in his first game since his oblique injury, made it 7-4 in the sixth with a solo homer.

Diego Castillo struck out a pair in his one-plus inning of relief. Nick Anderson struck out four of the six batters he faced, and after walking the first two batters of the ninth and allowing an RBI single to DJ LeMahieu, struck out a pair to earn the save.

The win evens the best-of-five series at one game apiece.

Charlie Morton will look to give the Rays their first lead of the series Wednesday when he starts game 3 against Masahiro Tanaka. First pitch is scheduled for 7:10, with coverage on WDAE beginning at 6:00 with The Inside Pitch.

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