Happy Labor Day! Hope you all had a safe and great holiday. Let’s check out what happened over the weekend and what’s to come this week in the American League East.
TAMPA BAY RAYS
The Rays faced the Twins at home. Michael Wacha pitched six innings and gave up two runs. Austin Meadows went 2-for-4. The Rays won 5-3.
Chris Archer pitched five innings and gave up four runs. The offense had his back by scoring 11 runs. Yandy Diaz went 2-for-4 and hit his 10th home run. Randy Arozarena hit his 19th home run and went 3-for-4. Wander Franco went 2-for-5. Brandon Lowe hit his 32nd home run. The Rays won 11-4.
Luis Patino only lasted 2.2 innings and gave up four runs. Lowe hit his 33rd home run and Meadows hit his 23rd. Kevin Kiermaier went 2-for-4. The Rays lost 6-5.
The Rays head to Fenway Park as they face the Red Sox. Ryan Yarbrough, Drew Rasmussen, and Shane McClanahan are scheduled to pitch.
NEW YORK YANKEES
Nestor Cortes Jr. went 5.2 innings and gave up only one run. Giancarlo Stanton went 2-for-5 and hit his 26th home run. The offense ended up tying the game and it was forced into extra innings. Stanton brought in the winning run in the 11th. The Yankees won 4-3.
Just as long as you stan, stan by me. pic.twitter.com/ArXejsjQTY — New York Yankees (@Yankees) September 4, 2021
In the first of two disappointing losses, Jordan Montgomery pitched 4.2 innings and gave up one run. Wandy Peralta gave up two runs in his outing. The offense only had three hits. Joey Gallo‘s 31st home run tied the game at three in the 8th inning. Aroldis Chapman couldn’t get out of the 9th scoreless as he gave up the winning run. The Yanks lost 4-3.
Game two of the disappointing losses had Corey Kluber on the mound. He pitched 3.2 innings and gave up two runs. Gary Sanchez had a six RBI day which was done by a grand slam and a 2-run home run. The was all erased when Andrew Heaney gave up four runs. DJ LeMahieu and Gleyber Torres went 2-for-4. The Yankees lost 8-7.
The Jays come into town for four games. Jameson Taillon and Gerrit Cole are scheduled to pitch.
BOSTON RED SOX
Nathan Eovaldi pitched 6.1 innings and gave up three runs. Kyle Schwarber went 2-for-5 and hit his 29th home run. As the team continues to deal with their COVID-19 problem, Jonathan Arauz went 2-for-4 and hit his 2nd home run. Kevin Plawecki went 2-for-4. The Sox won 8-5.
Tanner Houck pitched five scoreless innings. Rafael Devers hit his 33rd home run that brought him to 100 RBI for the season. Alex Verdugo went 2-for-4 and Christian Vazquez went 2-for-4 as well. Adam Ottavino blew the 3-0 lead but Verdugo brought in the winning run after J.D. Martinez was intentionally walked. The Sox won 4-3.
THE END. pic.twitter.com/5Wslfherj6 — Red Sox (@RedSox) September 5, 2021
Kutter Crawford made his MLB debut in replacement for Nick Pivetta as the Sox added two more players to their COVID list. The other player added was Danny Santana. Crawford pitched two innings and gave up five runs. Martinez went 3-for-5 and hit his 25th home run. Hunter Renfroe went 3-for-5 and