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Tampa Bay Rays news and links: d’Own for d’Arnaud

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The Rays catcher d’Id all the the d’Amage as they d’Efeated the Yankees in the series opener

Tampa Bay Rays v New York Yankees Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images

I hope none of yous went to bed too early.

The Rays were d’Own to their final strike after reliever Andrew Kittredge surrendered a two run homer to Edwin Encarnacion in the bottom of the 8th to give the Yankees a 4-2 lead. With All-Star closer Aroldis Chapman entering the game, the Rays fate seemed all but sealed.

For the record, I, too, d’Ebated whether I had seen enough.

But just when I was about to call it a d’Ay, things got interesting. Two singles by Kevin Kiermaier and Guillermo Heredia quickly put runners on first and second, and after strikeouts by Willy Adames and Joey Wendle, Travis the d’Estroyer came to the plate.

Already with two homers and four times reaching base, d’Arnaud fought his way to a full count, fouling off triple d’Igit fastballs and spitting on nasty sliders in the d’Irt. Finally, Chapman made his mistake, and d’Arnaud d’Eposited said mistake into the right field seats for his third d’Inger of the night.

You might say it was d’Estiny.

Rays links

  • TWIRB: Glasnow, Neander, Topkin, and more!