The New York Yankees (23-18) defeated the Tampa Bay Rays (30-11) 9-8 on Saturday afternoon. New York has now earned at least a split of the four game series with the Rays, and will look to win the series on Sunday afternoon.
Tampa Bay built a 6-0 lead thanks part to a grand slam from Yandy Diaz in the top of the fifth inning.
The Yankees mounted a comeback, scoring four runs in the fifth and five in the sixth to take control of the game. Aaron Judge hit a two-run home run in both of those frames to help lead the Yankees offense.
Shane McClanahan got the start and allowed four earned runs in his four innings of work. Ryan Thompson (1-1, 5.68) took the loss out of the bullpen, allowing five earned runs in his his inning and two-thirds of work.
The Rays will look to salvage a sweep with the Yankees on Sunday afternoon. Zach Efflin is scheduled to start for the Rays, and is expected to face Clarke Schmidt for New York. First pitch from Yankee Stadium is scheduled for 1:35 PM on Saturday - coverage begins with Neil Solondz hosting This Week In Rays Baseball at high noon on 95.3 WDAE & AM 620.
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