Yankees Limit Rays to 2 hits, but Lose at 4-2


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Yankee Incompetence with Runners in Scoring Position Comes Back to Haunt Them

Tampa Bay’s only hits came from Taylor Walls and Ji-Man Choi, and the Rays scored 2 runs in the 7th inning on 4 walks and then a hit batter in a 4-2 win over the New York Yankees on Sunday.

Gleyber Torres seemed to have 3 hits, including one with a home run in the 2nd inning off Shane McClanahan (5-2). Torres’ 9th home run this season matched his total from 516 plate appearances in the past season.

Umpires forced Severino to change from a gray glove to a brown model before his 1st pitch. He did walk his 1st two batters, Wander Franco and Choi, before striking out Manuel Margot and being replaced by Ron Marinaccio.

Marinaccio decided to walk Walls and pinch-hitter Harold Ramirez on 5 pitches each, allowing a run to score. The Rays took a 4-1 lead after Marinaccio hit Mike Zunino on the back.

Aaron Judge hit the eighteenth home run in the 8th inning, a drive off Colin Poche. After three days on the outfield on the artificial turf, Judge was designated, hitter.

J.P. Feyereisen tried to pitch an excellent ninth inning for his 1st save in 2 chances this season.

After playing 23 games in 22 days, New York went 0 for 9 with runners in scoring position and is hitting.198 in its last 9 games, scoring 2 runs or less in 6 of them.

Hicks went zero for four and is currently on a 7-for-52 skid, lowering his average to .200.

Joey Gallo went zero for four, dropping his average to .167 with a 2 for 31 slump and 19 strikeouts. Gallo was 9th in the batting lineup for the 2nd day in a row.

Choi’s 4th home run of the season in the first row.

Severino gave up 4 runs while pitching on seven days’ rest and recording 22 swings and misses, which tied for the 2nd in his career. After the 2nd inning, he appeared to close off the role of his glove during his delivery in an effort not to tip pitches.

McClanahan earned his first career victory against the Yankees in 4 starts. allowing 7 hits in 6 innings while striking out seven and walking none In his last 4 starts, he has allowed one run in 26 innings pitched.


LHP Jordan Montgomery (0-1, 2.30) will pitch the 1st game of a four-game series against the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday.

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