2020 ALDS: Rays @ Yankees – Game 3 Recap


Masahiro Tanaka has the ball for the Yankees as the Rays step up to the plate. Tanaka strikes out the first two batters before Randy Arozarena gets a hit. Ji-Man Choi flies out to Aaron Judge who manages to catch and hang onto the ball as he hits the wall for the third out. Charlie Morton puts the Yankees down in order.

Second inning, a quick out before two base hits put runners in scoring position for the Rays. Michael Perez hits one that just clips the top of the glove of a leaping DJ LeMahieu allowing a run to score. 1-0 Rays.

Third inning, two runners on base and a walk to LeMahieu loads the bases with one out. Judge hits a sacrifice fly to tie the game. Aaron Hicks walks to load them up again. Luke Voit grounds out to end the threat after a controversial strike one call. Tied 1-1.

Top of the fourth inning. Tanaka allows a base hit before issuing a walk, which might have been a borderline strikeout. Kevin Kiermaier homers to right field. Tanaka get the next three batters to ground out. 4-1 Rays.

More damage by the Rays in the fifth as Arozarena hits a solo shot Hicks notches another run for the Yankees as LeMahieu scores on an RBI double. 5-2 Rays.

Rays extend their lead again as Michael Perez hits a two run homer to left center field and Choi gets an RBI double. 8-2 Rays.

Giancarlo Stanton gets two more for New York in the eighth with another home run. He now has a franchise record of most homers in a single post season with six. He has homered in five straight playoff games, also a franchise record. But it couldn’t get the bats going for the Yankees.

8-4 Rays. The Rays lead the series 2-1.

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