The addition of Edwin Encarnacion and the return of Giancarlo Stanton will undoubtedly contribute to an already powerful Yankee occupation.
But on Tuesday, the key hits were the Yankees singles and came from familiar faces like DJ LeMahieu The game ended in the fifth game, and Luke Voit scored a 6: 3 against the Rays in a rainy night in the Bronx ,
The victory was the fourth victory for the Yankees after they had lost three consecutive episodes on the road, pushing their lead over the AL East to 2½ games over Tampa Bay.
After the start of the game was delayed by 76 minutes due to the weather, the Yankees took an early lead in the bottom of the first against Tampa Bay opener Ryne Stanek.
LeMahieu started with an infield single and finished second when Voit left. Aaron Hicks landed in a Forceout and sent LeMahieu to third place.
Gary Sanchez followed with a sacrificial flight into the deep center and scored LeMahieu.
Stanton in his first attack since returning from the list of casualties. emerged in the lazy area to the catcher to finish the inning.
The Rays came to JA Happ in the second with three straight singles. The last hit was a rocket in the middle of Mike Zunino driving Kevin Kiermaier.
Stanek and Ryan Yarbrough held the Yankees' bats to Voits pace and pulled back 12 of the next 13 batters before ex-Yankee Chaz Roe allowed successive Gleyber Torres and Cameron Maybin parted with a fifth-place goal.
LeMahieu scored another goal as the runners left the scorer with a left-back. Torres came to a 2-2 draw. The Yankees took the lead when Voit knocked to the left and knocked on Maybin.
After Hicks knocked out, Sanchez put one on the right side of the infield cleared by the layer. LeMahieu scored the 4: 2.
In total, the Yankees had five singles in the inning and the rally won Happ (7: 3), who has not allowed Homer for the first time since May 9. The left-hander did not even bounce, which was in his previous trip got in trouble.
He allowed two runs in five innings before Aaron Boone turned to his bullpen and Adam Ottavino threw a goalless sixth.
Tommy Kahnle struggled in the seventh game to give Joey Wendle a head start before Travis d & #; Arnaud doubled to the left and overshadowed Wendle to reduce the Yankees' lead to 4: 3. Kahnle recovered to defeat Tommy Pham and Brandon Lowe before leaving Avisail Garcia to save his one-time advantage.
Maybin hit a long homer left in the inning. He stared briefly at the shot and Tampa Bay right-hander Oliver Drake threw up his next pitch and in LeMahieu. The two teams each had bad blood in the last two seasons.
It was Maybury's fourth Homer in his last four games. But if Judge approaches a return, Maybin's place with the Yankees will probably be in jeopardy.
Zack Britton came in eighth, and after a leadoff single by Willy Adames, the left-hander threw Kiermaier's comeback, but Didi Gregorius made a nasty throw to scoop it out for the first, and then Gregorius and Torres made a clever double-dice to to finish the inning.
Encarnacion hit his first homer as Yankee in the eighth and Aroldis Chapman hit the save for the ninth. 19659021]