Yankees win road game in Queens over Rays

Beginning Monday the Yankees will play a very important series against the Rays as the road team at Citi Field

The New York Yankees look for another victory after winning seven of their last 10 games. No word yet from Major League Baseball if Boston and Tampa Bay will play at Tropicana Field on Friday night as scheduled - the Rays expect to host the three-game set, but it could be reconfigured to give them an extra day off to handle personal matters. Ellsbury set the season mark with 12 previous year and has four this season. Sabathia allowed six hits.

Ahead 1-0 on Adeiny Hechavarria's RBI triple in the second, Odorizzi walked Aaron Judge on four pitches leading off the fourth.

Kevin Kiermaier led off the first inning with a homer for the Rays.

The Yankees finally got a fourth outfielder back when Clint Frazier was activated from the disabled list on Monday and the left fielder made his first appearance since being sidelined with a left oblique strain on August 9. In five of those starts, the Yankees have scored one run or less.

Ellsbury reached on the catcher's interference, and Frazier lined a full-count slider off the front of the second deck in left for a 5-1 lead.

But the Bombers shook off an early-morning arrival Monday after flying from Texas, and Todd Frazier clubbed a three-run home run to help pace the Yankees to a 5-1 victory. On Opening Day, March 29, the Yankees will visit the Toronto Blue Jays and the Rays will host the Boston Red Sox.

Garcia has gotten better each time he's taken the mound for the Yankees, but Archer is the Rays ace, and he's allowed three or less runs in six of his last seven starts. DeShields then raced home from first on Shin-Soo Choo's two-run double that made it 4-1, running through a stop sign from fill-in third-base coach Jason Wood and scoring on a nifty head-first slide. Garcia is hittable, although he is hard to hit home runs off and Tampa Bay has a lineup that thrives on the over.

PIRATES 7, BREWERS 0 Steven Brault and four relievers combined on a three-hitter to lift visiting Pittsburgh over Milwaukee.



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