The New York Yankees enjoyed a seven-point push in 2e set to claim a 10-4 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays and win the three-game series between the two teams on their way to the top of the division.
With this gain, the Yankees win their 85e game of the season and increase their lead over the Rays at the top of the American East to 5.5 games. They held a priority of 15.5 games in the month of July.
The Yankees quickly took control of the game. Gleyber Torres hit a three-run homer in the first inning to open the scoring.
Then after seeing the Rays close the gap to 3-1 on a Jose Siri single, the Yankees exploded offensively in 2e sleeve. Aaron Judge first drove in a run on a sacrifice fly, before seeing Giancarlo Stanton, Gleyber Torres and Oswaldo Cabrera hit long balls to cap off a seven-run push.
The Rays added two points in 6e sleeve and another stitch in 9e innings, but they couldn’t make up the huge nine-point deficit.
On the Yankees’ side, Torres finished the game with four RBIs, while Stanton pushed three runners to the plate.
The Yankees used eight pitchers in the win. Starter Domingo German was taken out of the game after just one inning of work in which he made 14 pitches.
Rays starter Luis Patino took the loss after giving up five hits and nine runs in just one and a third innings of work.
It’s the 20e times this season the Yankees have scored at least 10 points in a game, a major league high. They had also scored 10 points the day before in their victory against Tampa.
New York will now face the Red Sox for its next two games, while the Rays will face the Blue Jays for the next four games in the race for the draft teams.
In other matches:
Chicago White Sox 3 – Oakland 10
CHI: Romy Gonzalez was struck out three times.
OAK: Ramon Laureano hit a two-run homer. The A’s end a five-game losing streak. Tony Kemp hit three hits, including a home run, scored four runs and three RBIs.
Detroit 0 – Kansas City 4
TED: Tyler Alexander (3-10) suffered another loss.
KC: Michael Massey hit his second homer of the season.
Boston 1 – Baltimore 0
BOS: Rich Hill (7-6) gave up two hits and seven strikeouts in five innings. Matt Barnes earned his fifth save.
BALL: The Orioles have lost six of their last eight games.
Washington – Philadelphia
NY Mets 9 – Miami 3
NYM: Brandon Nimmo had a home run, a double and two walks. Eduardo Escobar also homered. Taijuan Walker (11-4) beat the Marlins for the 4th time this season. Even injured, Max Scherzer was expelled from the game.
AIM: Brian Anderson hit two home runs. Charles Leblanc got a day off.
LA Angels 4 – Houston 12
LAA: Shohei Ohtani hit his 34th homer. Andrew Velazquez completed a solo home run.
HOO: Alex Bregman, Trey Mancini, Mauricio Dubon, Yordan Alvarez and Kyle Tucker each homered.
Cleveland 4 – Minnesota 1
KEY : Andres Gimenez and Steven Kwan hit solo home runs and the Guardians swept the series. Shane Bieber (10-8) picked up a tenth win.
MIN: Gary Sanchez drove in the lone run as a pinch hitter.
Cincinnati 6 – Milwaukee 7
CIN: Alejo Lopez had three hits in three appearances, including his first career homer.
MIL: Rowdy Tellez hit two home runs and four RBIs. Willy Adames also homered.
LA Dodgers 11 – San Diego 2
THE D : Justin Turner was the author of two home runs and five RBIs. Chris Taylor and Trea Turner also homered.
SD: Jack Cronenworth hit a long ball.
Arizona 12 – Colorado 6
ARI: Zac Gallen extended his streak to 44.1 without giving up a run, the seventh longest in Major League Baseball history.
COLLAR : Ryan McMahon was the author of a circuit.
Atlanta 7 – Seattle 8
ATL: Michael Harris II hit two homers. Austin Riley and Robbie Grossman hit one each.
SEA: Julio Rodríguez and Eugenio Suárez hit two home runs.
San Francisco – Chicago Cubs