Sunday, July 30, 2017
Corey Dickerson drove in a pair of runs as the Rays jumped on Jordan Montgomery early, then held on to salvage the finale of a four-game American League East showdown with a 5-3 victory over the Yankees on Sunday afternoon at Yankee Stadium.
Dickerson’s two-run single helped Tampa Bay win for just the third time in 11 games, sending Montgomery to the showers as the rookie left-hander was charged with four runs and six hits over just 2 2/3 innings. Trevor Plouffe and Wilson Ramos also drove in runs for the Rays before Luis Cessa entered for 3 1/3 scoreless innings of relief.
Ronald Torreyes enjoyed the first three-RBI game of his career, slugging a two-run homer and a run-scoring double off starter Jacob Faria, who completed four-plus innings while walking five and striking out eight.
Despite 16 strikeouts by their hurlers, the Yankees’ six-game win streak was snapped, as they finished 1-for-11 with runners in scoring position.
That was a pretty embarrasssing game from the team with RISp. 1 for 11,. Daaaang.
On the bright side, Torreyes played well enough that he probably has the second base job locked up until Castro returns and Luis Cessa pitched really well in relief to keep the game within reach. Austin Romine was hurt. X-Rays were negative, but I don’t know if he’ll be able to play within the next couple of days, so the Yankees might have to just have to cross their fingers and hope that Sanchez can catch the next couple of games or they’ll have to make a 40-man move if they put Romine on the DL.
Hopefully Luis Severino gets the good times going again tomorrow as the Yankees host the Tigers.
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