MLB wrap: Yankees explode again in extra innings to top Rays

first_imgThe Yankees seem to thrive on this extra innings business.A day after the Yankees scored five runs in the 10th inning to topple the Rays, they scored four runs in the 11th on Friday night to beat the Rays by an identical 8-4 score. The @Twins have now hit more HR prior to the All-Star Break – 163 and counting – than any team ever, breaking the mark set by the Yankees last season.— MLB Stats (@MLBStats) July 6, 2019This Mike Trout fella is really [email protected] has homered 4 times in the past 3 days. [💪] [💪] [💪] [💪]— MLB (@MLB) July 6, 2019What’s NextBrewers (47-42) at Pirates (42-45), 4:05 p.m. ET — These two teams have their sights set on the National League Central crown — along with every other team in the crowded division. The Pirates will go with right hander Trevor Williams (3-2, 4.54 ERA), who did not allow an earned run in 19 innings and three starts against the Brewers last year. Adrian Houser (2-2, 3.26 ERA) gets the call for Milwaukee. The Yankees had several heroes, but let’s start with the most obvious: Aaron Judge started the scoring with a solo home run in the first then hit what proved to be the game winner with a solo shot to open the 11th off Rays reliever Ryne [email protected] has a pair of homers tonight … ten innings apart.(MLB x @BankofAmerica)— MLB (@MLB) July 6, 2019The Yankees got a big pinch-hit solo home run from Aaron Hicks to tie it at 4 runs each in the eighth.Pinch Hicks …— New York Yankees (@Yankees) July 6, 2019And Brett Gardner’s three-run homer in the 11th gave the Yankees a much-needed cushion as the Rays loaded the bases in the bottom of the inning but failed to score.The fact that those two extra-inning outbursts came against their closest American League East rival makes things that much sweeter for the Yankees (57-29).New York now leads Tampa Bay (50-39) by 8 1/2 games.Studs of the nightMarlins right hander Jordan Yamamoto pitched six scoreless innings against the Braves, allowing only two hits and striking out seven.Josh Bell cranked his 27th home run, a three-run shot in the ninth inning, that highlighted a five-run Pirates rally to send the game into extra innings against the Brewers. Milwaukee won, 7-6 in 10 innings. Bell leads the majors with 84 RBIs.Dud of the NightMets reliever Edwin Díaz gave up four earned runs and recorded only one out in a 7-2 loss to the Phillies.HighlightsThe Twins thumped the Rangers, 15-6, hitting four home runs in the process. They now have 163 homers on the season, the most ever by a team before the All-Star break.last_img read more