Rookie Deivi Garcia is the starter for the Yankees while Tyler Glasnow starts on the mound for the Rays.
A walk to Aaron Hicks is the only blemish for Glasnow in the first inning. Meanwhile Randy Arozarena gets a solo home run off Garcia who also hits Ji-Man Choi with a pitch. 1-0 Rays.
Giancarlo Stanton blasts a solo shot of his own to tie the game in the second inning. J.A. Happ replaces Garcia and promptly gives up a base hit. He gets the next two batters out before Mike Zunino homers to left center field putting the Rays back on top. 3-1 Rays.
Happ gives up another two run home run to Manuel Margot in the third inning. Happ lets two more runners get on base, one on a throwing error to Luke Voit, but gets out of the inning without additional runs scoring. 5-1 Rays.
Moving to the fourth inning, Glasnow still pitching. Hicks get on base and Voit walks. Stanton whacks the ball 458 feet to left center field to bring the Yankees within one. Glasnow settles down and strikes out the next three Yankees. 5-4 Rays.
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Fifth inning, Yankees go down in order. Joey Wendle walks off Adam Ottavino who replaced Happ in the fourth. Wendle steals second then races home on a single by Kevin Kiermaier. The Rays add on another run in the sixth with a home run by Austin Meadows. 7-4 Rays.
Top of the ninth, Yankees final chance to win the game. Pete Fairbanks walks the first two batters before striking out the next two. DJ LeMahieu at the plate, hitless so far this game. He hits one sharply to center field, allowing a run to score, but the Yankees can’t continue the rally.
Rays win 7-5 and the series is tied.