New off of a series win against the Baltimore Orioles, the Rays looked to help keep the series-winning momentum going, inviting the New York Yankees to Tropicana Field for a four-game series.
Yonny Chirinos took the mound to begin this game for the Rays, dealing with off against Yankees left-handed beginner JA Happ. Chirinos started this particular game with a three-pitch strikeout from the nearly unstoppable DJ LeMahieu.
The particular Rays made sure to pounce upon JA Happ early in the base of the first, with Tommy Pham hitting a line drive individual to get on base with a single out in the inning. After Austin tx Meadows struck out, Avisail Garcia hit a double to heavy center field to plate Pham and give the Rays an early 1-0 lead. Mike Brosseau hit 2 booming foul balls, one of them striking a catwalk, but ultimately trapped Garcia to end the inning.
The particular Yankees answered back in the top of the 3rd, with Mike Ford hitting the leadoff single and Mike Tauchman doing the same, plating Ford in order to tie this game at 1-1. After Chirinos recorded two outs, Tauchman advanced to second on the wild pitch.
With two attacks against Aaron Hicks and 2 outs in the top of the third, Yonny Chirinos induced a check-swing that will neither home plate umpire Ted Barrett nor third base umpire Lance Barksdale called correctly, enabling Hicks to double on the really next pitch and score Tauchman. At this point, this game would have nevertheless been tied had this check-swing been correctly called a moving strike.
JA Happ was taken in the bottom of the sixth, throwing five. 1 innings for the Yankees before you make way to right-handed reliever Adam Ottavino. Ottavino struck out recently-recalled very first baseman Nate Lowe before obtaining Willy Adames to ground in order to end the inning.
Edwin Encarnacion hit a solo home set you back lead off the seventh inning, increasing New York's lead to 3-1. Yonny Chirinos worked seven good innings tonight, striking out five plus walking one while allowing 3 runs on five hits. Chirinos threw 101 pitches with sixty six of them being strikes. Tommy Kahnle relieved Ottavino to pitch within the bottom half of the seventh.
Mike Faria entered this game within the top of the eighth, pitching one great inning with a walk of Aaron Hicks and three strikeouts towards Brett Gardner, DJ LeMahieu plus Gary Sanchez. Zack Britton has been called upon in the bottom half of the particular eighth, not allowing any operates and sending this one into the 9th. Andrew Kittredge relieved Faria plus worked a hitless ninth.
Aroldis Chapman entered the game to try and shut it out for the Yankees. Nate Lowe walked to begin the inning and following a strikeout by Adames, Joey Wendle roped a dual into right-center field to bring this particular game within one. Nate Lowe may or may not have in fact tagged the plate, but a replay review could not determine if Lowe skipped the plate.
With Guillermo Heredia on the plate, Joey Wendle advanced in order to third on a wild pitch simply by Chapman. Heredia, with a 2-2 count number, needed to lay off of anything that had not been a strike. Chapman began their delivery, released the pitch plus gave Heredia a pitch can not swing at, throwing the 100mph fastball in-between Sanchez' hip and legs and to the backstop, allowing Joey Wendle to score from third. Tie up game! 3-3 in the bottom from the ninth.
Following the wild pitch, Chapman allowed a single to Guillermo Heredia, a single by Yandy Diaz plus walked Tommy Pham, but Austin tx Meadows struck out and stuck the bases loaded to send this particular game into extra innings.
Within the top of the 10th, Kevin Cash introduced Oliver Drake to pitch. Drake walked Gio Urshela to begin the particular inning, then walked Aaron Assess, although once again there was a questionable check-swing with two strikes which was not determined to be a swing, now first base umpire Nic Lentz making the call.
Brett Gardner strike a bunt single to load the particular bases, and that marked the end associated with Drake's night. Emilio Pagan changed Drake and inherited a angles loaded and no outs situation. Carrying out a first-pitch ball, DJ LeMahieu strike a ball into left industry and drove home two operates, giving the Yankees a 5-3 lead. Pagan struck out Aaron Hicks to record the first out there before Gary Sanchez stepped to the batter's box.
On one very noisy swing, Gary Sanchez extended Brand new York's lead to 8-3, sending Pagan's pitch 461 feet into the remaining field second deck seats. Adam Kolarek came in and closed the particular inning out without allowing any extra runs to score.
Luis Cessa has been brought in to pitch in the underside of the 10th, and the Rays criminal offense quickly pounced on Cessa. Nate Lowe walked after Avisail Garcia struck out, and Willy Adames singled to put two runners upon with only one out.
Joey Wendle struck out on three pitches, getting Travis d'Arnaud up to the plate along with two on and two outs. d'Arnaud put a run on the particular board for the Rays, hitting just one and scoring Lowe. Guillermo Heredia drew a walk to load the particular bases and bring the tying operate up to the plate, Yandy Diaz. The pitching change by the Yankees introduced David Hale out, and Good induced the game-ending ground basketball from Diaz to end this online game, 8-4.
In a game that appeared over as soon as New York's nearer entered the game, since Chapman never allowed a run against the Sun rays, the Rays fought back tough and did not back down against apparently insurmountable odds. Not capitalizing on that will momentum and a lack of quality harrassing in extra innings cost the particular Rays a game that they could have got.
The second game of this four-game collection will take place tomorrow night at seven pm inside of Tropicana Field, along with Brendan McKay taking the mound for your Rays against Masahiro Tanaka as well as the Yankees.