Yankee bats fall silent, again, in 3-1 loss to Rays

Despite loading the bases with no outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, the New York Yankees were unable to score a run as they dropped the series finale to the Tampa Bay Rays 3-1.

With the win, the Rays won their first series in New York since 2014.

Down 3-0 in the bottom of the eighth with two outs and Aaron Hicks on second base, Giancarlo Stanton hit a double down the right field line to cut the Rays lead to 3-1 and bring up Miguel Andujar up to hit as the potential game tying run. The Rays would bring in Sergio Romo to pitch, and he got out of the inning as Andujar grounded out to end the inning.

In the bottom of the ninth, Didi Gregorius led off the inning with a single. Gleyber Torres would follow Gregorius up with a single as well and Neil Walker walked in the ensuing at bat to load the bases with no outs. The Rays would make another pitching change and bring in Adam Kolarek. On the first pitch Greg Bird saw, he fouled out to third base. Brett Gardner would then strikeout and Austin Romine would also strikeout to end the game.

Masahiro Tanaka got the loss, despite pitching six innings and giving up just two runs.

The Yankees will look to bounce back tomorrow night as they start a three game series against the Toronto Blue Jays.


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