Yankees Win Again
NEW YORK (AP) — The revelation that ace Masahiro Tanaka will be out at least a month because of a mild forearm strain and right wrist tendinitis overshadowed the New York Yankees' 4-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night behind Brian McCann's two doubles that drove in three runs.
Chase Whitley (1-0) was making a spot start that was meant to give Tanaka and others extra rest. But the right-hander from Alabama could find himself in the rotation for a while after giving up six hits and one run in five gritty innings. He was pitching at the same time general manager Brian Cashman was explaining Tanaka's injuries.
Brett Gardner had an RBI groundout against Jake Odorizzi (2-2) in the Yankees' second win over Tampa Bay in this series and 10th in 12 games overall. Chris Martin yielded a two-out single in the ninth before finishing for his first career save.