ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The Tampa Bay Rays emphasize that it did not matter who is on the other side of the field.
Yes, it was nice to unveil some more title banners at Tropicana Field and they beat Yankins 10-5 in their home opener on Friday. However, the reigning AL champion said it was important to get out of the early-season offensive foul regardless of the opponent.
Rich Hill played six strong innings, with Austin Meadows, Joey Wendle and Brandon Lowe leading a hit parade against Corey Kluber and the New York bullpen, and the Rays throwing to the Yankees to end a four-game losing streak. gave.
Manager Kevin Cash said, “There is no denying what we saw in the last two or three days.”
Hill, a 41-year-old lefty who played 17 seasons with 10 teams, allowed four runs and four hits – all with two outs in the third inning – before retiring his final 10 batters.
Hill (1-0) scored seven runs without conceding any runs and Tampa Bay scored five early runs over Kluber (0-1) in their second start for the Yankees. Meadows had three of Ray’s 13 hits, one of five Tampa Bay players with a multi-hit game.
Wendley and Lowe, both doubled with loaded bases, to drive in five.
Aaron Hicks and DJ Lemahieu worked for the Yankees, who have dropped nine out of 11 regular seasons against Tampa Bay.
“Going back years, we were going to Yankee Stadium and fit in with them coming here,” Cash said.
With teams lined up along the first and third-base lines for the pregame introductions, the Yankees were forced to watch a video recap of Tampa Bay’s 2020 success, including the Rays ‘third AL pre-title, Yankees’ win at ALDS was. And the second pennant of the franchise.
The salute was taken by the unveiling of two banners in memory of the latest division title and AL Crown.
“It didn’t matter to anyone that Lowe said,” said Lowe, moving away from a question about if it was more satisfying to raise the banner with the Yankees in town. “That was our moment.”
The Rays trailed Kluber, scoring two unearthly runs in the second inning and trailing the Yankees’ starter with three runs to regain the lead after trailing 4–2 in the third.
Wendyle’s two-run relay was given the final two runs by Klauber, who scored five runs – three earned and two and a five-run inning in the third inning. En route to a 9–4 lead, Lowe struck out three with a fourth inning double.
The Yankees played without a Slugon Aaron judge, who played his second consecutive game with soreness on his left. Gio Urshela was also left out of the lineup after being included in the Kovid-19 injured list due to the side effects of vaccination.
Dodgers World Series rings and get a win
Los Angeles – Justin Turner drove in the sixth inning, and the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrated their World Series Ring Ceremony Day with a 1–0 win at the Washington Nationals.
Walker Buehler played six strong innings as the Dodgers won their home opener well without injured star outfielder Mookie Bates and Cody Belinger.
Jose threw five runless innings of a two-hit ball to the nationals, losing their third straight after starting and ending at the end of the season due to coronovirus cases and quarantine.
The Dodgers received their World Series Championship ring in front of fans who were not allowed inside the 2020 Dodger Stadium in a pregame event, while winning their franchise’s seventh title. Clayton Kershaw, Bates and his comrades were delighted by an epidemic-limited sellout crowd of 15,036, while they received their jewels at Chavez Rhine.
Corey Nebel finished in the ninth for his second save, completing a shutout by four Dodgers pitchers in this meeting of the last two World Series champions. Washington was ruled out for the second straight game, though Wednesday’s whitewash was the back end of a seven-point doubleheader.
Fans had not been at Dodger Stadium since Game 5 of the 2019 NL Division Series, when the Nationals eliminated Los Angeles for their championship. Washington excluded powerhouse Dodgers from the World Series for the only time in the last four seasons.
Buehler (1-0) got six hits with four strikeouts and was off to a strong start for LA with no walks.
Blue Jas can be Buffalo-bound
The Toronto Blue Jays, who are prevented from playing in their home parks due to coronovirus-related travel restrictions, placed their home opener in front of 1,348 fans on Thursday. TD Park in Dunedin, Fla., But their days of calling home the spring training facility may be numbered. The team’s class is affiliated in AAA Buffalo Announced on friday It will be temporarily relocated to Trenton, NJ, while its stadium, Sahalen Field, has been upgraded to major league standards.
In a letter to fans, Bissons suggested the change would “allow for a possible return of Blue Jash to Sahlen Field.”
There is no timetable for Blue Jay to relocate from Florida to Buffalo – there is also no guarantee that it will happen – but preparations are being made just in case. Toronto had promised to call Dunedin home for at least the first three seasons of the season. Benjamin Hofmann
Latest on coronovirus testing
Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association announced the latest round of coronavirus test results on Friday.
In the weekly results, 12,494 tests were conducted and only four new positives (one MLB player, an alternate site player and two staff members) were reported. To date, the league had tested 105,633 in either monitoring or intake conditions, with 43 total positives. Yet 20 of the league’s 30 teams have at least one positive that is covered by the test. Benjamin Hofmann