The Yankees would have tied Monday's game against the Rays if Gary Sanchez reached base in his final at-bat.
The end to Monday's game between the Rays and Yankees could have went a lot better for Gary Sanchez.
The Yankees' catcher was at the plate with two outs and the bases loaded in the top of the ninth with his team trailing 7-6.
Aaron Hicks had just grounded into a fielder's choice and New York's hopes to tie the game came down to Sanchez. On a 1-1 count, Sanchez hit a grounder to the left side of second base, but second baseman Daniel Robertson fielded the ball and immediately flipped it to shortstop Willy Adames to get the force-out at second.
Hicks beat Adames to the bag, but Adames reacted quick enough to throw out Sanchez at first.
Sanchez also had this passed ball in the first inning that allowed the game's first run.
The Yankees sit at second in the AL East at 63-35, six games behind the Red Sox.