Masahiro Tanaka pitched a two-hitter with 10 strikeouts for his fourth main league shutout, and the host Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays, Three-Zero, on Monday evening to extend their slender lead within the American League East.
D. J. LeMahieu hit a two-run homer towards Yonny Chirinos, and Cameron Maybin homered in his 3rd consecutive sport. That was once all a dominant Tanaka (Five-Five) wanted whilst throwing 76 of 111 pitches for moves in his 7th entire sport since coming over from Japan.
Edwin Encarnacion gained an enthusiastic ovation from fanatics in his Yankees debut after being bought from Seattle in a industry past due Saturday evening. Batting 5th because the designated hitter, Encarnacion went Zero for four with a strikeout his first time up.
Regardless of. The Yankees gained the opener of a three-game sequence and moved a sport and a part forward of the second-place Rays.
Maybin, his days in pinstripes possibly numbered, completed Three for three with two singles. He homered main off the 5th inning and scored on LeMahieu’s two-out shot within the 3rd.
Tanaka retired his first 9 batters prior to Austin Meadows singled sharply off the precise box wall to start out the fourth. A two-out unmarried within the 5th via Willy Adames was once Tampa Bay’s most effective different hit.
Lemahieu, shifted over from 3rd base, made a diving forestall up the center to start a slick power play that drew an appreciative bow from Tanaka.
Tanaka walked just one and set down the overall 10 Rays batters, hanging out six.
Chirinos (7-Three) gave up 5 hits in six innings. He struck out six and walked one.