Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Rays get 2 hits, both homers, 4-2 to top Yanks 4-game split

scheduled tribe. Petersburg, Fla. ( Associated Press) – Taylor Walls and Ji-Man Choi hit home for Tampa Bay’s only hit, and Ray scored two for four in the seventh inning as a hit batsman sealed a 4-2 win over the New York Yankees on Sunday. Ko who won a four-game split.

Walls took a 2-1 lead on a 3-1 fastball from Luis Severino (3-1) in a slide of 34 for 1 and then made an excellent defensive play to end the eighth inning. With runners in second and third, Walls headed to the shortstop of second and dived to catch Aaron Hicks’s grounder, then got to his feet and threw Hicks off a step first.

Gleber Torres had three hits, including a second-innings home run against Shane McClanahan (5-2). Torres’ ninth home run of the season matched 161 plate performances, up from his total of 516 last season.

Severino was forced by the umpires before his first pitch to switch from a brown glove to a brown model. He ran his first two batsmen of the seventh, Vander Franco and Choi, then dismissed Manuel Margot and was replaced by Ron Marinacio.

Marinacio ran Walls and pinch-hitter Harold Ramirez on five-five pitches, forcing a run, then hitting Mike Zunino with a first-pitch slider, giving Rez a 4–1 lead.

Aaron Judge hit his major league-leading 18th home run, one drive away from Colin Poche in the eighth. Judge was the designated hitter after three straight days on the outfield in artificial turf.

JP Faireysen finished a perfect ninth to make his first defense on two occasions this season.

New York scored 0 for 9, ending a span of 23 games in 22 days and the runners are in scoring position and have scored .198 runs in their last nine matches, scoring two or fewer in six of them. Is.

Hicks went 0 for 4 and is in a 7-for-52 slide, bringing his average to .200.

Joy Gallo also scored 0 for 4 and fell 31 for 2 with 19 strikeouts, bringing his average to .167. Gallo was ranked ninth in the batting order for the second day in a row, the lowest in the batting order since 2017.

Choi’s homer, his fourth of the year, had an opposite-field drive to the left.

Severino conceded four runs, starting with seven days off and receiving 22 swings and misses, the second most runs in his big league career. He switched his glove position during his delivery after the second innings, in what appeared to be an attempt not to tip the pitches.

McClanahan scored his first career win in four starts against the Yankees. Seven strikeouts and seven hits allowed in six innings without a walk. He has conceded one run in 26 innings in his last four starts.

Margot’s 15-match hitting streak came to an end.

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Tampa Bay wore the blue jersey, a day after the first five home games of this season in which Ray is wearing a throwback Devil Rays jersey.

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C Rob Brantley refused an outright assignment to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and elected to become a free agent.

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Yankees: Torres, who scored four home runs in his last six games, is receiving daily treatment for pain in his right wrist.

The Rays: RHP Shane Baz (arthroscopic right elbow surgery) and RHP Chris Mazza (low back spasm) are scheduled for rehab starting Monday.


Yankees: LHP Jordan Montgomery (0-1, 2.30) will open Tuesday night’s first match of the four-match series against the Los Angeles Angels. RHP Noah Syndergaard (4-2, 3.08) starts for the Angels in his first game in New York after leaving the Mets. Shohei Ohtani will likely debut the series finale on Thursday.

Rays: RHP Drew Rasmussen (5-1, 2.86) will face Rangers RHP Glenn Otto (2-2, 4.91) in the first game of a four-match series in Texas on Monday night.


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