After taking game one of this four game series against the Yankees on Thursday, the Rays looked to take two in a row up in the Bronx. Unfortunately for Tampa Bay, they fall to the Bronx Bombers 6-2 as Roberto Hernandez took the hill for the Rays opposite David Phelps for the Yankees.
New York did not wait long to get on the board and they did it with small ball. Brett Gardner got the ball rolling with a bunt single followed by an Ichiro single to right field and the Yankees would put the first run on the board after a Robinson Cano sacrafice fly making it 1-0.
Tampa Bay and the Yankees would go on to exchange runs in the third inning. In the top half the Rays had Yunel Escobar single and after productive outs that helped get Yunel to third base, Ben Zobrist delivered an infield single to tie the game at 1-1. New York responded in the bottom half as Austin Romine doubled and would later come around to score after a Gardner sacrafice and a dribbler to the pitcher by Ichiro making it a 2-1 game.
The Rays did not trail for long as James Loney lead off the fourth inning with a single, and after a wild pitch and a single by Luke Scott the game was once again all tied up, 2-2. The Yankees started to put the game out of reach in the fourth inning when they had three consectuive singles to start the inning. Jayson Nix would hit into a double play allowing a run to score and David Adams would extend the lead to 4-2 after an infield single to third base.
New York would score a couple more runs including Zoilo Almonte with his first career major league home run and the Yankees took game two of this four game series The Rays and Yankees will be back in action tomorrow at 1:05 PM from the Bronx with coverage starting at 12:00 on 620 WDAE.