The Yankees hit TB first with a 2 HR from LeMahieu and a gem from Cole

The Yankees hit TB first with a 2 HR from LeMahieu and a gem from Cole

St. Petersburg, Fla. — DJ Limahie scored twice for the first time in two years as a shaken New York Yankees defeated the wild card leaders Tampa Bay Rays 6-2 on Friday. .

Gerrit Cole won away from home for the first time in two months. The Yankees (62-66), in danger of ending their 30-season winning streak, notched their second win in 12 games.

LeMahieu put the Yankees ahead with a homer in the fifth off Zack Evelyn (13-8) and again in the eighth off Trevor Kelly. This was LeMahieu’s seventh multiplayer game, and first since May 5, 2021, against Washington.

Cole (11-4) has lost his previous start on the road since his victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on June 3. He struck out a season-high 11 hits, allowed two runs – one earned – and three hits in 7 2/3 innings pitched.

For the Yankees, the Venezuelans’ Jiliber Torres hit 2-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored, Iverson Pereira 4-1 with an RBI, and Oswald Peraza 4-1.

And for the Rays, the Cuban Yandy Diaz won 3-1 with a goal and a run, and the Mexican Isaac Paredes 4-1.

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