New York Yankees Defeat Tampa Bay Rays 6 to 2

The New York Yankees defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 6 to 2 for their 9th consecutive win in spring training baseball action. The Yankees remain in first place in MLB Grapefruit League.

Bronx Bomber Blues Spring Training Report: Greg Bird, Gary Sanchez Paces Yankees Offense, Luis Cessa Earns His 2nd Grapefruit League Win, As Yankees Beat Tampa For 9th Straight Win.

Tampa, FL Greg Bird belted his 3rd spring training home run, Gary Sanchez had two hits including an RBI double as theNew York Yankees handily defeated the Tampa Bay Rays  6 to 2 in today’s MLB Grapefruit league action.  The victory was the 9th straight win for the Yankees who stand in first place in Florida’s Grapefruit League with a 15-6 win-loss record.

Luis Cessa in line for one of the open starting pitching roles due to starting pitching injury of the Yankees regular starter Luis Severino and CC Sabathia slowed rehab start to open the regular season. continued a bright spring performance. Cessa threw 4 scoreless innings against the Tampa Ray’s following a 1 inning opener by Chad Green who was touched up by Tampa for 1 run 2 hits in the first inning.  Cessa gave up just 2 hits no walks while striking out 5 Ray batters.

Tampa Bay starter Tyler Glassnow dropped to a 0-4  record, got the start for Rays and the Yankees unloaded on Glassnow scoring early and often with  4 hits 5 runs 4 walks in 3.2 innings pitched.  The Rays used 5 pitchers in the game.

Bronx Bomber Greg Bird launched a solo home run in the 5th inning his 3rd home run of the season. Gary Sanchez went 2 for 3 including a 2-run double. Billy Burns added 2 hits to lead the Bronx Bombers offense. See  Box Score MLB.Com

The Yankees will travel Wednesday the 20th to West Palm Beach to take on the Houston Astros at FITTEAM Ball Park of the Palm Beaches, the game  time will be 1:05 PM EST

Bronx Bomber Blues Notes:

Yankee Set Up Man Dellin Betances Placed On Injured List Start of Season
Yankees all-star Set-up reliever Dellin Betances will be placed on the injured list to start the regular season due to right shoulder impingement or inflammation according to Yankees General Manager.  

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