NEW YORK (AP) — Anthony Rizzo homered twice on his bobblehead giveaway night, the second the go-ahead, two-run drive in the eighth inning that lifted the audience Yankees 6-5 over the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday.
Rizzo, whose bobblehead likeness was adorned in Mandalorian garb on Star Wars Night, hit a solo homer against the first trevor kelly,
Afterwards josh lowethree-run homer off Michael King put the major league-leading Rays ahead 5–4 in the eighth, aaron judge went against jason adam (0-1) In the bottom half and Rizzo homered to right. Rizzo took off his helmet during the curtain call after his 22nd multi-homer performance.
Wendy Peralta Earned his first save this season by throwing two strikeouts in a one-hit ninth. Rays Manager with two outs and one on Kevin Cash sent right hand manuel margot to pinch hit for the left-handed hitting Lowe, who had eight RBIs in the first two games of the series. Margot is grounded.
randy arozarena first and jose siri in the other, both closed Gerrit Cole.
yankees rookie Anthony Volpe, In a 7-for-53 slide, he was dropped to seventh in the order going 23 consecutive. He tied the score 2–2 with a fifth-inning homer and put the Yankees ahead with a seventh-inning RBI single. Osvaldo CabreraKay's run-scoring single cut the lead to 4–2.
Clay Homes (1-2) stranded a pair of runners in the eighth, striking out wander franco and retiring Arrojarena on a comeback. One day after leaving in the fifth inning due to neck spasms, Franco went 0-for-5.
Last-place New York won for the third time in five games against the Rays this season, finishing within eight games of the AL East leader.
Arrojarena, Siri and Lowe pointed to their biceps and beamed into the Rays dugout, chasing their homers.
A parade of characters from the films circled the field approximately half an hour before the first pitch to the tune of Meco's “Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band”. Rizzo was decked out in a W-wing pilot outfit and Rays players were painted as Stormtroopers.
Rays: RHP drew rasmussen (right flexor strain) was placed on the 60-day IL, one day after blanking the Yankees in seven innings in an 8–2 victory. Rasmussen said he felt nerve trouble in his right arm while facing his final batter, gleiber torres, His last four pitches were off-speed offerings after throwing fastballs most evenings in the mid-90s. Rasmussen, who has had Tommy John surgery twice, said he is hopeful that the injury will not require an operation. … RHP Chris Muller Was recalled from Triple-A Charlotte. RHP jack little Was claimed off waivers from Boston and LHP Garrett Clevinger (right knee) Transferred to 60-day IL. RHP Chase Anderson The exemption was claimed by Colorado.
Kiran RHP Shane McClanahan (7-0, 1.76 ERA) will look to join matt moore (2013) and charlie morton (2019) as the only Tampa Bay pitchers to open an 8–0 season. Yankees RHP nestor cortes (3-2, 4.74 ERA) is 2-3 with a 3.74 ERA in 11 games against the Rays.