The Tampa Bay Rays are hoping their second night in their temporary home Tuesday goes better than the first. Clint Frazier started in left field.
"Let's go Yankees" chants were fierce and frequent, and when Yankees third baseman Todd Frazier drilled an Odorizzi slider off the facing of the second deck in left for a three-run home run in the fourth, he got a standing ovation-likely one of the few times that's ever happened for a visiting player at Citi Field or Shea Stadium before it.
Rays manager Kevin Cash says "from what I've heard, the Trop had some minor damages" and adds "I'm optimistic that we'll get there".
That game drew more than 105,000 fans, more than twice as much than Citi Field - which will be the newest venue to stage a Winter Classic - can accommodate.
Moments before the first pitch, Mets public address announcer Alex Anthony noted the recent devastation created by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Boston now has a four-game lead on the Yankees.
The crowd quickly settled into what appeared to be a taut pitcher's duel between the Yankees' CC Sabathia and the Rays' Jake Odorizzi. The Rays scored their run on an Adeiny Hechavarria RBI triple in the second. The Yankees hold the first wild-card at 77-65.
Sanchez raced home when Matt Holliday's two-out grounder skipped under the glove of Trevor Plouffe for a two-base error. Back-to-back hits from Wilson Ramos and Brad Miller left runners at the corners with only one out.
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Tigers starter Myles Jaye lasted only 3.2 innings in his first major-league start, giving up seven earned runs on seven hits and a pair of walks to the Indians, who won their 19th consecutive game.
Gray (9-10) took a hard-luck loss in a complete game despite allowing just five hits and one walk while striking out nine over eight innings. He was pulled with two on, and Robertson (8-2), who has 132 career saves and was appearing in the fifth inning for the first time since 2011, struck out Evan Longoria and Duda to escape the jam. The Yankees, who own the top AL wild-card spot, have dropped just three of their last 10.
NY also trails the first-place Boston Red Sox by 3 1/2 games in the AL East. He flied out to the warning track in right in the eighth.
Yankees: 1B Greg Bird was scratched because of back spasms he started to feel Sunday. "The Islanders and Devils are great franchises with great histories and important parts of the league", said Bettman, "but this is also a nationally televised game, and there are a variety of considerations that we had to weigh". He didn't play Monday after coming off the disabled list.
The Rays had an opportunity to take the lead in the bottom of the fifth inning. He'd been out since August 9 with a strained left oblique strain.
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