The Tampa Bay Rays (74-57) defeated the New York Yankees (79-54) 2-1 on Saturday evening at Tropicana Field. The Rays are now seventeen games over .500 - a new high watermark for the season - and have pulled within four games of New York in the AL East race.
Yandy Diaz drove in both of Tampa Bay's runs with a two-run single in the third inning. Aaron Judge hit a solo home run in the ninth inning to account for New York's only offense.
Corey Kluber (10-7, 4.00) was brilliant in this game, pitching seven innings of shutout baseball. He threw 88 pitches while allowing only two hits, struck out four and walk none.
The Rays now look to sweep the Yankees in the three game series on Sunday afternoon. First pitch from Tropicana Field is scheduled for 1:40 PM on Sunday - Neil Solondz begins pregame coverage with This Week In Rays Baseball at high noon on 95.3 WDAE & AM 620.
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