ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Luis Patiño outpitched Gerrit Cole, Brett Phillips hit a grand slam throughout a 10-run sixth inning, and the Tampa Bay Rays averted a three-game sweep by routing the New York Yankees 14-0 on Thursday.
Patiño (2-2) allowed three hits in six innings. The 21-year-old right-hander, acquired within the commerce that despatched Blake Snell to San Diego final December, struck out eight and walked two.
“At this time was a wonderful day for me,” Patiño stated by a translator. “I felt good since I received right here, even within the bullpen I felt fairly good proper from the get-go. My pitches felt actually good and I assumed it was a really lovely outing.”
Cole (10-6) gave up a season-high eight runs — seven earned — on six hits over 5 1/3 innings and noticed his ERA soar from 2.74 to three.11. He had 10 strikeouts and two walks.
“Sweeps are powerful,” Cole stated. “In respect to this sequence, this one is on me.”
Austin Meadows homered twice and drove in 5 runs for the Rays. Louis Head and Ryan Sherriff accomplished a four-hitter.
The Yankees started the day 8 1/2 video games behind Boston within the AL East. The Rays trailed the Purple Sox by 2 1/2 video games.
“Clearly now we have somewhat little bit of an uphill battle,” Yankees supervisor Aaron Boone stated. “We’ve received to play actually good baseball the ultimate two months of the season to offer ourselves an opportunity to get into the dance. However there’s no query in my thoughts, we get sizzling on the proper time, that we’re able to not solely taking part in with however beating anybody within the sport.”
Earlier than the sport, New York acquired slugger Joey Gallo, left-hander Joely Rodriguez and money from Texas for 4 minor leaguers.
Each are anticipated to affix the group for Friday evening’s recreation at Miami.
Cole departed after left fielder Brett Gardner dropped Kevin Kiermaier’s drive to deep left within the sixth, permitting two runs to attain.
Albert Abreu entered and allowed Phillips’ slam and two-run homers by Ji-Man Choi and Meadows. All six batters Abreu confronted scored.
“To begin with, innings like that, video games like which can be few and much between,” Phillips stated. “That’s what makes baseball so enjoyable proper there.”
All 9 batters within the Rays’ lineup reached base within the sixth. It was the largest scoring inning by Tampa Bay since a 10-run fifth at Miami on June 5, 2008.
It was essentially the most lopsided shutout win ever by the Rays.
Brandon Lowe drove Cole’s first pitch within the first inning down the best subject line close to the pole. It was dominated a homer, however the umpires gathered and altered it to a foul ball, which introduced Rays supervisor Kevin Money onto the sphere. After speaking with Money, the umpires opted for a video evaluate that discovered the drive was foul.
Lowe then reached on an infield single and later scored. Meadows’ three-run drive accomplished a four-run inning.
Cole, who’s 1-6 in opposition to the Rays within the common season, then retired 16 of 17 earlier than Meadows had a one-out single within the sixth.
WHAT GOES UP DOESN’T ALWAYS COME DOWN
Randy Arozarena hit a excessive foul ball off Cole simply behind the plate within the third inning that received caught on an overhanging construction at Tropicana Subject. Cole, catcher Kyle Higashioka and Arozarena all had seems of confusion as they regarded up for the ball.
STANTON ON DEFENSE
Boone continues to contemplate having designated hitter Giancarlo Stanton make his season debut within the outfield throughout this weekend’s interleague sequence at Miami. He didn’t rule out utilizing an outfield of Stanton, Gallo and Aaron Decide.
Stanton went 1 for 10 with six strikeouts within the sequence, together with three strikeouts in three at-bats Thursday.
Yankees: RHP Luis Severino (Tommy John surgical procedure) threw a three-inning simulated recreation. He’ll begin a minor league rehab task Tuesday. … 1B Luke Voit (left knee irritation) hit in opposition to Severino and needs to be again this weekend.
Rays: DH Nelson Cruz (bruised foot) was out of the lineup for the second straight recreation however was obtainable off the bench. … RHP Pete Fairbanks (proper shoulder irritation) was positioned on the 10-day injured listing.
Yankees: RHP Jameson Taillon (6-4) and Miami RHP Zach Thompson (2-3) are Friday evening’s starters.
Rays: LHP Josh Fleming (7-5) will begin or observe an opener Friday evening in opposition to Boston. LHP Martín Pérez (7-6) begins for the Purple Sox.
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