After a grand slam home run by the Mark Teixeira, the Yankees had a 5-0 lead after two innings and things began to look bleak for the Tampa Bay Rays in their quest to clinch the Wild Card tonight. After four innings, things aren’t looking much better as the Yanks have added another run to take a 6-0 lead.
Tampa has struggled to get its offense going thus far with just one hit and three base runners to their name.
Yankees manager Joe Girardi has decided that rather than using one of his regular starters for tonight’s game, he would use a series of relievers, and through four innings, the Yanks are already on their third pitcher.
Dellin Betances started the game and gave up just one hit and two walks through two innings. George Kontos and Aaron Laffey combined to shut down the Rays in the third and fourth.
On the other side, David Price has struggled badly for the Rays surrendering six runs (five earned) on six hits in his four innings of work. Price also had trouble with his control, throwing 28 pitches in the first inning, and 97 through four.