The Tampa Bay Rays and the New York Yankees are set to kick off a four-game divisional series Thursday evening at Yankee Stadium.
Jake Odorizzi battled through six innings against the New York Tuesday night, and Nick Franklin hit a two-run homer in the sixth for the go ahead lead, as the Tampa Bay Rays went on to beat the Yankees 6-3. The victory was Tampa Bay’s 70th of the season, and snapped a three-game losing streak.
The Tampa Bay Rays continued to struggle against the Yankees on Friday night, as Alex Rodriguez, Brian McCann, and Greg Bird hit a triplet of homers off Jake Odorizzi to propel New York past the Rays, 5-2. Tampa Bay is now 2-2 on a nine-game road trip, and two games under .500 overall.
Rays 9/4/15 Starting Lineup
The Tampa Bay Rays extended their losing streak to six on Friday, after the team squandered a 3-0 lead in the eighth, and a two run lead in extras, in a 7-5 12-inning loss to New York.