The Yankees hit five home runs, the most anyone has hit against Tampa Bay all season, in an 8-4 mashing of the Rays, 46-69 on the season. The Rays are the only team in the AL East that has not won at least 60 games this year.
New York got home runs from Tyler Austin and Aaron Judge on their first major league at-bats. Other New York homers came from Starling Castro, Aaron Hicks and Didi Gregorius. Rays starter Matt Andriese had given up five home runs all season long; he gave up four on one afternoon.
“We didn’t make many good pitches,” said Rays’ manager Kevin Cash. “Too many hittable pitches. Too many they’re capable of hitting out of the park, and they did.”
The Rays countered with only six hits, although two of them were home runs by Brad Miller.
Masahiro Tanaka won his ninth game for New York.