Yankees Falter in Late Innings in Loss to Rays
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Evan Longoria hit a tiebreaking sacrifice fly during a two-run eighth inning and the Tampa Bay Rays rallied late to beat the New York Yankees 4-2 on Tuesday night.
Kevin Kiermaier drew a one-out walk in the eighth from Nathan Eovaldi (3-1) and went to third on Steven Souza Jr.'s single. Dellin Betances entered and gave up Longoria's sac fly. Souza scored on Betances' wild pitch to make it 4-2.
Tampa Bay tied it at 2 on David DeJesus' two-run single in the seventh.
Kevin Jepsen (1-2) pitched a scoreless eighth before Brad Boxberger got the final three outs for his ninth save.
The Yankees loaded the bases with no outs in the first, but scored just twice on consecutive RBI singles by Brian McCann and Carlos Beltran off Chris Archer.
Eovaldi gave up four runs and six hits over 7 1-3 innings.