Gerrit Cole takes no-hitter in eighth inning, Yankees win 4-2 against Ray – The Mercury News

scheduled tribe. Petersburg — Gerrit Cole’s no-hit bid broke in eighth, and Clay Holmes eventually surrendered for a run. Did not make any difference. After seeing their bullpen take the lead for the second day in a row, the Yankees just rallied to the top of ninth for a 4-2 win over the Rays at Tropicana Field.

This is the 13th time this season that the Yankees (50-17) have responded with a win after losing a game. They have lost only three back-to-back games this season and their losing streak has not lasted more than three games. The Rays (36-31) have now lost four straight to the Yankees and six of their last seven matches. The Yankees improved to 25–11 against the American League East, and are the first team to reach 50 wins in baseball.

Josh Donaldson hit one off Jason Adam and scored when Manuel Margot was injured on a fly ball from Aaron Hicks on the wall in right field. Margot collided with the wall and had to take off because of her knee injury. Hicks scored on Trevino’s sacrificial fly.

Isaac Parades scorched a ground ball in the middle to break Cole’s no-hit bid into the eighth without an out.

After Cole departed, Holmes dropped a double to pinch hitter Francisco Mejia and allowed Paredes to score back on the mound on a soft grounder from Yandy Diaz. It was only the second inherited runner out of 13 that Holmes was allowed to score this season. Holmes saw his first run against him since 8 April when Manuel Margot hit a short infield grounder. His franchise record streak was broken in 31 consecutive no-scoring innings and 29 appearances.

So, Cole had nothing to show for one very terrible night. The Yankees were charged $324 million, a run on one hit in 7.1 innings. He scored three runs and scored 12 runs.

Cole faced the first two batsmen, but then his nemesis Ji-Man Choi made the six-pitch walk. He responded by dismissing Randy Arozerena to end the innings and then faced the next five hitters. In the fifth he had to work out the stretch again, when he dropped one walk to Brett Phillips, who was an emergency replacement for an injured Kevin Kirmeyer. After a flyball out to Isaac Paredes, he went to Josh Lowe. Cole dismisses catcher Rene Pinto to get him out of the jam.

The 31-year-old had flirted with a perfect game earlier this month. Cole took a no-hitter in the seventh inning against the Tigers on June 3. Jonathan Shoop spoiled Cole’s entire night with two outs in the seventh. Shoop caught second baseman DJ Lemahieu in the middle just before the mitt of diving. He came on the heels of Jameson Tallon with a no-hitter in the eighth inning from the night before. It was the fourth time this season that a Yankee starter had made a no-hit bid in the sixth inning or later.

His last debut was also against Ray in the Bronx. Cole made six scoreless throws, hit one for seven and was running. In three starts against the Rays this season, Cole has allowed one earned run in 19.2 innings. Cole has dismissed at least 10 of his last six at Tropicana Field, the longest such stretch by a pitcher visiting the venue.

It wasn’t the only impressive pitching performance at Troops on Monday night. Shane McClanahan kept the Yankees’ offense off balance for most of the night.

Anthony Rizzo scored his fourth home run in his last five matches, batting first. It was Rizzo’s first hit on the young lefty after going 0-for-8 with two strikeouts against him in previous meetings. He also separated them in the sixth.

That’s what the Yankees got against McLenahan, who conceded one run in six innings of work. He walked one and hit eight. The Yankees hit him for four fours.

The Yankees got their second run in the seventh against Ryan Thompson. Gleber Torres doubled to lead the innings and then scored when Choi dropped a throw from Jose Trevino’s ground ball.


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