The Tampa Bay Rays (28-19) defeated the New York Yankees (33-15) 4-2 on Sunday afternoon at Tropicana Field. The win gives the Rays a series split in the four game series at Tropicana Field.
Gleyber Torres hit a solo home run in the top of the second to give New York an early 1-0 lead, but Ji-Man Choi homered in the bottom of the second to tie the game 1-1. Taylor Walls hit his second home run of the year in the fifth to give Tampa Bay a 2-1 lead, and they were able to add some insurance in the bottom of the seventh with two more runs.
In the top of the eighth Aaron Judge hit a solo home run to pull New York within 4-2. That would be all the Yankees would be able to get in the eighth inning, thanks in large part to a brilliant defensive play from Taylor Walls to end the eighth inning.
Shane McClanahan (5-2, 2.01) pitched six innings in which he allowed one earned run on seven hits while striking out seven and walking none. J.P. Feyereisen picked up his first save after working a perfect ninth inning.
The Rays will now head to Texas for a four game series against the Rangers beginning on Monday night. First pitch Monday is scheduled for 8:05 PM - Neil Solondz begins pregame coverage at 7:30 PM on 95.3 WDAE & AM 620.
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