Yanks Falter, Lose 3-2 to Rays | NBC New York

Yanks Falter, Lose 3-2 to Rays



    Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner is out at first as Rays first baseman James Loney tumbles after making the out during the first inning.

    Didi Gregorius lined out with the bases loaded to end the eighth inning and whipped his bat toward the dugout, a telling sign of frustration for the New York Yankees during a costly 3-2 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday.

    Asdrubal Cabrera hit a two-run single and Kevin Kiermaier had an RBI single as the Rays handed Nathan Eovaldi (14-3) his first loss since mid-June, snapping the right-hander's nine-game winning streak.

    Tampa Bay third baseman Evan Longoria left the game with a bruised right forearm, three innings after he was hit by a pitch.

    New York, which leads the AL wild-card race, fell 1 1/2 games behind first-place Toronto in the AL East. The Blue Jays beat Baltimore 5-1.

    On the fringe of the wild-card chase, the Rays improved to 6-9 against New York this season.

    Trailing by one, the Yankees mounted a rally in the eighth after Carlos Beltran lined out to first base for the second out. Chase Headley and rookie Greg Bird singled before pinch-hitter Brian McCann drew a walk from Alex Colome.

    With a chance to deliver a huge hit, Gregorius lashed a line drive right at second baseman Logan Forsythe, and the Yankees were denied. 

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