Are Rays going to win rubber game vs. Yankees? MLB Predictions 9/13/17

Gary Sanchez of the New York Yankees scores

Adeiny Hechavarria gets the honor for snapping the 1-1 tie and give the Rays the win.

Yankees players were impressed the night before when 15,000-plus showed up for the opener of a series that just last Friday was moved from St. Petersburg, Fla., to the Mets' ballpark due to Hurricane Irma.

"I threw that same pitch a number of times and got people out", Gray said. "Man, that was pretty exciting, the way it played out".

Rays players met Tuesday before a designated home game at Citi Field in NY and voted to travel back to the Tampa area after Wednesday's game against the Yankees to check on the status of their houses and belongings in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.

Two solo home runs doomed Sonny Gray, on a night when the Yankees' lineup couldn't gain any traction against five Rays pitchers. Those six batters have combined for 149 homers this season.

Aaron Judge struck out three times and walked once. They need to tighten that up in time for the playoffs when tight games are the name of the game. While five relievers tossed a scoreless inning each.

David Robertson (8-2) pitched a career-high 2 2/3 innings to win in relief of CC Sabathia, removed with two on and one out in the fifth.

"Watch the pace of the game and kind of let the pace dictate how I get ready at this point", Cishek said.

To make matters worse for Gray, he's received either one or zero runs of support in each of his five losses, with the Yankees averaging 0.8 runs during this time on the mound.

Next up, however was Kiermaier, who crushed Gray's first pitch of the night for a long homer. (Media relations director Kevin Gregg) just made me aware that the team was just now meeting on what their travel plans are following the game (today) for them.

"Normally, I'm out of my element swinging that hard, I normally don't swing that hard", Hechavarria said through an interpreter. "I just got beat there". Alex Colome earned his major-league-leading 44th save with a flawless ninth. "But tonight, it wasn't meant to be".

Yankees: LHP Jaime Garcia is 0-2 in five starts since being traded from Minnesota to the Yankees. "But I think a lot of people's focus is back home instead of NY".

"It's unfortunate, but over time, it's going to work out", Joe Girardi said afterward. Yankees 1B Greg Bird (back) missed a second straight game. The Tampa Bay Rays have named right hander Blake Snell as Tuesday's starter versus the division rival New York Yankees. The 41 year-old Yankee closer is one save shy of tying Trevor Hoffman's major league career record.

Only one current member of the Rays, third baseman Evan Longoria, was on the team when it last played at Citi Field in 2009.

As incongruous as it felt to see the Yankees play the Rays at the home of the hated Mets on Monday night, it smelled like home cooking.

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