Brandon Lowe hit his fifth home run in six games, Austin Meadows hit another home run, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the New York Yankees, leaders of the American League East Division, 6-3 on Tuesday night.
The second-place Rays cut their deficit to a game and a half at the start of this three-game series. Tampa Bay has won four of five meetings against the Yankees this season.
Luke Voit hit his third home run in two days and Gary Sánchez also blew the wall. However, New York saw a six-game winning streak snapped and fell to a 10-1 record at Yankee Stadium this season.
Kevin Kiermaier hit a triple line with one out in the third inning, and scored on a hit by Puerto Rican Michael Pérez, ninth in the order. Meadows followed with a single before Lowe fired his three-run drive across center field off Masahiro Tanaka (0-1) to make it 4-0.
Lowe is hitting .500 with 11 runs and 13 RBIs in his last seven games.
Tanaka struggled to place his pitches and paid the price, with six runs – five earned – and eight hits over four innings.
Blake Snell (2-0) took the victory.
For the Rays, the Cuban Yandy Díaz 4-0. Willy Adames 4-1 with a run scored. Puerto Rican Pérez 3-2 with one scored and one produced.
For the Yankees, Colombian Gio Urshela 4-0. Venezuelans Gleyber Torres 4-0, Thairo Estrada 2-1 with a run scored. The Dominicans Sánchez 3-1 with a scored and an RBI, Miguel Andujar 3-1.