New York Yankees at Tampa Bay Rays Live Score Updates – Spring Training Game 2
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. – In the Yankees' first exhibition away from George M. Steinbrenner Field, the Bombers traveled to Port Charlotte Sunday to face the Tampa Bay Rays.
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New York Yankees (0-1) at Tampa Bay Rays (0-1)
Sunday, February 23
Charlotte Sports Park – Port Charlotte, Fla.
First pitch: 1:05 p.m. ET
LHP Ryan Yarbrough (TB) vs. RHP Jonathan Loaisiga (NYY)
New York Yankees Starting Lineup
Tyler Wade – SS
Miguel Andújar – 3B
Luke Voit – 1B
Chris Iannetta – C
Chris Gittens – DH
Thairo Estrada – 2B
Estevan Florial – CF
Trey Amburgey – RF
Thomas Milone – LF
Tampa Bay Rays Starting Lineup
Austin Meadows – RF
Yandy Diaz – 3B
Ji-Man Choi – 1B
José Martinez – DH
Yoshi Tsutsugo – LF
Kevin Kiermaier – CF
Willy Adames – SS
Joey Wendle – 2B
Mike Zunino – C
Top of the 1st
Luke Voit dropped in a single to right field with two outs in the inning. He was stranded at first, however, as Chris Iannetta flew out to end the frame.
Top of the 2nd
Chris Gittens (who homered last night and accounted for the Yankees' lone Spring Training run up to this point) struck out to start the inning. Then with two outs, after Estevan Florial extended the inning reaching on an error, right fielder Trey Amburgey doubled sharply to left giving the Yankees a 1-0 lead.
Bottom of the 2nd
Jonathan Loaisiga is out after just one inning of work as David Hale comes in from the bullpen. Loaisiga threw just 14 pitches, nine for strikes. That's Spring Training for ya, folks.
Kevin Kiermaier drives in the Rays' first run of the ballgame on a force play. As Thairo Estrada and Tyler Wade tried to turn a double play up the middle, José Martinez scored. Rays tie it up, 1-1.
Tampa Bay extends their lead to 3-1 on an RBI single from Mike Zunino and a Tyler Lyons wild pitch.
Top of the 5th
Miguel Andújar sneaks one over the wall in the right-field corner for his first home run of the spring. Yankees now trail 3-2.
Top of the 6th
The offense is starting to pick up here in Port Charlotte.
New York drops their first crooked number of the spring with a four spot in the frame. Estrada ties the game with an RBI single before Amburgey drives home another run on an infield hit. After Amburgey stole second, Thomas Milone drives in two runs with an RBI single of his own. Then Diego Castillo finishes off the barrage of base knocks with an RBI groundout. Yanks lead 6-3.
Bottom of the 6th
Right-hander Alexander Vizcaino allows two runs to score on a line drive single off the bat of Lucius Fox. New York now only leads by one, 6-5.
Bottom of the 7th
The Yankees and Rays traded runs in the 7th. New York scored on an RBI single off the bat of Oswaldo Cabrera. Tampa Bay scores on a groundout.
Bottom of the 8th
Just like that, Tampa Bay takes the lead.
Randy Arozarena, who was acquired by the Rays (from the Cardinals) in the José Martinez trade this offseason, triples to right field scoring two. Tampa Bay takes an 8-7 lead with one inning remaining.
Yankees fall 9-7 in this one. They'll be back home at George M. Steinbrenner Field Monday evening for a matchup with the Pittsburgh Pirates.
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