Rays Finish Bronx Sweep, Last-Place Yanks Lose 5th Straight

The last-place New York Yankees lost their fifth consecutive game as Yoshi Tsutsugo hit a tiebreaking twofold off Gerrit Cole in the seventh inning that lifted the Tampa Bay Rays to a 4-2 success Sunday and a three-game compass.

Four pitchers consolidated on the Rays’ second three-hitter of an arrangement where New York oversaw 11 hits altogether.

Cole (2-1) was harmed by the slipshod guard that committed three errors in the third inning alone, two by focus defender Aaron Hicks and one by left defender Clint Frazier.

One of the three runs off Cole was unmerited, giving the Yankees a significant group high 10.

Joey Wendle added a 10th inning grand slam off Darren O’Day, provoking more boos from the horde of 10,606, who saved their most intense sneers for the last out.

Tampa Bay has won 16 of its last 21 against the Yankees, remembering for a year ago’s Division Series.

New York has lost five straight interestingly since Sept. 4-8, getting outscored 30-14. The Yankees have begun 5-10 interestingly since 1997, when they completed second to Baltimore at 99-66.

Aaron Judge struck out multiple times and is 4 for his last 28, Hicks has 1 hit in his last 15 at-bats, Gleyber Torres 3 in his last 24 and Giancarlo Stanton, regardless of a second-inning homer, is 3 for his last 26. Clint Frazier is 1 for his last 24 and doesn’t have a RBI in 40 plate appearances this season.

The Rays cleared an arrangement for the second time in their last three visits to Yankee Stadium subsequent to clearing only two of their past 51 arrangement of three games or more in the Bronx.

Ryan Yarbrough (2-1) followed opener Andrew Kittredge and permitted one run and two hits in five innings. Diego Castillo got four outs, and Jeffrey Springs pitched a 1-2-3 10th for his first major class save.

Cole struck out 10 of every 6 1/3 innings and with 39 strikeouts set a Yankees mark for most in his initial four beginnings, with three more than Masahiro Tanaka in 2014.

Cole resigned 13 out of a column before Wendle singled with one out in the seventh. Tsutsugo followed by driving a changeup, Cole’s 108th and last pitch, to right-focus, where the ball ricocheted to the divider for a RBI twofold and a 3-2 lead. Tsutsugo was batting .146 at that point and was sidelined in the initial two rounds of the arrangement.

New York had been outscored 25-12 since Cole’s past start and had not driven since the second inning Wednesday against Toronto.

Tampa Bay went on 2-1 in the third after Mike Zunino singled opening. Hicks got a late break on Kevin Kiermaier’s bloop to short focus, at that point bobbled the ball and lost an opportunity for a forceout at second. Yandy Díaz followed with a RBI single to focus, and Hicks permitted the ball to commence his glove for a blunder that let Kiermaier take third, starting another round of boos from the group.

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