The Rays had not won a game since Wednesday's matinee against the Orioles at the Trop coming into Sunday's showdown with the Yankees. That woeful streak thankfully came to an end today in the Bronx.
Three homers were the story of the game. One was off the bat of Corey Dickerson in the 2nd to put the Rays up 2-0 early. Luis Cessa left a 94 mph fastball way up in the zone that Dickerson swatted four rows into the right field stands.
Matt Andriese gave up a solo shot to Chase Headley in the bottom of the 5th to cut the lead to one, but the Rays bats got busy again in the top of the 6th.
Logan Forsythe took his turn first, as he launched another of Cessa's crummy fastballs into the left field seats. Brad Miller followed that up with one of his own, his 27th on the year, extending his arms to reach down and lift one over the right field wall to put the Rays up 4-1.
In other notes, Chase Whitley made his first appearance in the bigs since his Tommy John surgery. He went two frames, giving up a hit, a run (unearned), and a walk with two strikeouts. It's been nice to see some of these guys come off the shelf of late.
Tough news for LoMo. In the top of the 4th, while Todd Kalas was attempting to interview $tu about his memories of the 9/11 attacks fifteen years ago, Logan appeared to injure his left wrist on a swing. He would exit the game and is expected to miss the remainder of the season. That's a shame.
The 4-2 Rays victory brings their record to 60-82 as they head across the border to Canada. Jake Odorizzi faces off against Francisco Liriano tomorrow night at the Rogers Centre.