Yanks’ bats dis­ap­pear, waste gem from Gray

New York Daily News - - SPORTS -

Sonny Gray pitched well, but got no run sup­port. What else is new? Gray sur­ren­dered a solo homer to Adeiny Hechavar­ria on a 93-mph fast­ball with one out in the eighth in­ning, and the Yan­kees’ three-game win­ning streak ended with a 2-1 loss to the Rays on Tues­day night at Citi Field. The Yan­kees now trail the Red Sox by 4 games in the AL East af­ter Bos­ton’s 11-1 win over the Ath­let­ics.

The Bombers, who had av­er­aged 7.2 runs in their pre­vi­ous nine games, were held to just three hits by Blake Snell and four re­liev­ers. They didn’t get a run­ner past first base in the fi­nal eight in­nings. Aaron Judge struck out three times and walked once. Matt Hol­l­i­day gave the Yan­kees a 1-0 lead with a two-out RBI dou­ble that scored Judge in the first.

Kevin Kier­maier hit the first pitch he saw from Gray out of the ball­park to tie the game, 1-1. But Gray set­tled down from there, ul­ti­mately go­ing eight in­nings while al­low­ing two runs on five hits, walk­ing one and strik­ing out nine. He threw 94 pitches.

In eight starts with the Yan­kees, Gray is 3-5 with a 2.66 ERA. In his first game back from the dis­abled list, Clint Frazier drove a ball to deep right in the fifth but Steven Souza was able to haul it down.

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