Sonny Gray pitched well, but got no run support.
What else is new?
Gray surrendered a solo homer to Adeiny Hechavarria on a hanging breaking ball with one out in the eighth inning, and the Yankees’ three-game winning streak ended with a 2-1 loss to the Rays on Tuesday night at Citi Field.
The Bombers, who had averaged 7.2 runs in their previous nine games, were held to just three hits by Blake Snell and four relievers. They didn’t get a runner past first base in the final eight innings.
Aaron Judge struck out three times and walked once. Matt Holliday gave the Yankees a 1-0 lead with a two-out RBI double that scored Judge in the first.
Kevin Kiermaier hit the first pitch he saw from Gray out of the ballpark to tie the game at 1-1. But Gray settled down from there, ultimately going eight innings while allowing two runs on five hits, walking one and striking out nine. He threw 94 pitches.
In eight starts with the Yankees, Gray is 3-5 with a 2.66 ERA.
In his first game back from the disabled list, Clint Frazier drove a ball to deep right in the fifth but Steven Souza Jr. was able to haul it down.
PLAY OF THE GAME
Starlin Castro made a slick diving play to rob Corey Dickerson of a single leading off the fifth inning.
After putting runners on the corners with one out in the fifth inning, Sonny Gray struck out Adeiny Hechavarria and Kevin Kiermaier with breaking balls to get out of the jam and keep the game tied 1-1.
STAR OF THE GAME
Adeiny Hechavarria gets the honor for snapping the 1-1 tie and give the Rays the win.
STAT OF THE GAME
Sonny Gray is 3-0 when getting more than one run of run support and 0-5 when getting one run or fewer.
Blake Snell, who gave up just one run on two hits over five innings.
Starlin Castro went 0-for-4 and is hitless in his last 14 at-bats.
Wednesday at Tampa (Citi Field), 1:10 p.m. Jaime Garcia (1-2, 4.88 in AL) vs. Chris Archer (9-9, 4.00)