The Tampa Bay Rays (30-9) defeated the New York Yankees (21-18) 8-2 on Thursday night at Yankee stadium.
Yandy Diaz drove in a run in the fifth to get the scoring started, before Josh Lowe added a three-run double in the sixth. Taylor Walls hit a RBI double in the seventh to make it 5-0, before Josh Lowe made it 7-0 with a two-run blast in the 8th. Isaac Paredes drove in the final run for the Rays to give Tampa Bay an 8-0 lead.
Gleyber Torres drove in a pair in the ninth for New York to make it an 8-2 final margin.
Drew Rasmussen (4-2, 2.62) pitched seven shutout innings in which he allowed two hits while striking out seven and walking two to earn the win.
The Rays and Yankees meet in th second game of their four-game series on Friday night. First pitch from Yankee Stadium is scheduled for 7:05 PM - Ronnie & T-Kras begin pregame coverage with the Inside Pitch on 95.3 WDAE & AM 620, your Home of Rays Baseball.
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