Morton gets 10th win, Rays beat Yankees 2-1

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Charlie Morton came up big again for the Tampa Bay Rays.

He struck out 10 in 5 2/3 innings to help the Rays split a four-game series with the AL East-leading New Yok Yankees, 2-1 on Sunday.

Morton (10-2) allowed one run, five hits and one walk in lowering his AL-best ERA to 2.32. The AL All-Star has given up two or fewer runs in 15 of 19 starts.

''I feel good about my body of work in the first half,'' Morton said. ''I think for the most part I kept the team in the game.''

Emilio Pagan, the fourth Tampa Bay reliever, worked the ninth to get his fifth save and complete the five-hitter.

Brett Gardner homered and James Paxton (5-4) gave up two runs and seven hits with 11 strikeouts over six innings for the Yankees, who have a 6 1/2 lead over Tampa Bay.

''We're in a really good spot,'' Gardner said. ''Overall, I think the first half has gone really well for us. We played some good baseball. We've, obviously, dealt with a lot of adversity.''

New York has had 21 players in 24 stints on the injured list. Ace Luis Severino, reliever Dellin Betances and slugger Giancarlo Stanton are among 13 players currently on the IL.

New York took the first two games of the series, both in extra innings, before the Rays won Saturday on Travis d'Arnaud's tiebreaking solo homer with two outs in the ninth.

''We were in every game, and they know that,'' Rays left fielder Tommy Pham said.

''It could have gone four games to zero either way. That just shows how tough we play each other.''

D'Arnaud doubled leading off the first and scored when second-place hitter Pham hit a liner to center that resulted in a double when the Yankees left second base uncovered.

''It was heads-up by Pham,'' New York manager Aaron Boone said.

Pham went to third on Yandy Diaz's single and came home to put the Rays up 2-0 on a grounder by Avisail Garcia.

Gardner homered for the third consecutive game on a second-inning solo shot. It was his third homer in 17 at-bats against Morton.

Morton worked out of a two-on, no-out jam in the third by striking out Aaron Hicks and Aaron Judge, and getting a fly ball from Didi Gregorius.

''There were a couple of jams that he got out of,'' Rays manager Kevin Cash said. ''To do it against that lineup, which is as good as anybody in baseball, it shows how much he was on today.''

Judge took a third strike called by plate umpire Vic Carapazza, which the slugger and Boone thought was low.

''I really thought Judgy worked a walk there, which is a big play in that game,'' Boone said. ''Very frustrating.''

Judge struck out in all three at-bats against Morton.

''He can work that two-seam fastball on both sides of the plate,'' Judge said. ''And then he keeps you honest with that big curveball. It's a tough at-bat.''

ALL-STAR REST

Yankees All-Star INFs DJ LeMahieu and Gleyber Torres were out of the starting lineup. ''Just feel like both of those guys need a day,'' Boone said. ''These are guys that we've leaned on heavily. We've been through a really tough stretch of games with obviously going over to London.'' New York C Gary Sanchez was the DH, while Rays OF Austin Meadows also got a break.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Yankees: Luke Voit (abdominal strain) ran and did agility drills in the outfield, and worked out at first base. He could be back Friday.

Rays: RHP Tyler Glasnow, out since May 11 with a strained right forearm, will resume throwing in about a week. ''We're really encouraged by the way he feels,'' Cash said. ''We'll get him throwing again and see where we go.''

YANKEES MOVES

INF Breyvic Valera was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and started at second base. He had a single in three at-bats. ... LHP Daniel Camarena was optioned to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre after spending one game with the big league team.

UP NEXT

Yankees: Host Toronto Friday night.

Rays: Play Friday night at Baltimore.

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  • HR: NYY - B. Gardner (15)
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      • 2B - B. Gardner (11)
      • HR - B. Gardner (15)
      • RBI - B. Gardner (41)
      • 2-Out RBI - B. Gardner (22)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Judge, D. Gregorius 2 (2), B. Gardner, G. Urshela
      BATTING
      • 2B - T. d'Arnaud (6), T. Pham 2 (15), Y. Diaz (18)
      • RBI - T. Pham (38), A. Garcia (43)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - T. Pham 2 (2), A. Garcia, M. Brosseau, W. Adames 4 (4)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - K. Kiermaier 2 (17)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Paxton (L, 5-4)6.072201104.011.4312.5
      T. Kahnle0.21000103.121.01-0.5
      A. Ottavino0.21000001.801.33-1.0
      C. Green0.21000105.681.55-0.5
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Paxton (L, 5-4)6.0
      T. Kahnle0.2
      A. Ottavino0.2
      C. Green0.2
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      C. Morton (W, 10-2)5.251111012.321.0320.0
      A. Kolarek (H, 14)0.10000003.861.260.0
      A. Kittredge (H, 1)1.20000200.790.884.0
      C. Poche (H, 5)0.10000003.380.630.0
      E. Pagan (S, 5)1.00000201.750.8311.0
      PITCHERSIP
      C. Morton (W, 10-2)5.2
      A. Kolarek (H, 14)0.1
      A. Kittredge (H, 1)1.2
      C. Poche (H, 5)0.1
      E. Pagan (S, 5)1.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Paxton 99-68, T. Kahnle 14-10, A. Ottavino 11-7, C. Green 15-11
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Paxton 4-3, T. Kahnle 1-0, C. Green 1-0
      • Batters Faced - J. Paxton 25, T. Kahnle 3, A. Ottavino 3, C. Green 3
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - C. Morton 100-69, A. Kolarek 1-1, A. Kittredge 21-15, C. Poche 3-3, E. Pagan 14-12
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Morton 3-4, A. Kolarek 1-0, A. Kittredge 2-1
      • Batters Faced - C. Morton 23, A. Kolarek, A. Kittredge 5, C. Poche, E. Pagan 3
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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          BATTING
          • 2B - B. Gardner (11)
          • HR - B. Gardner (15)
          • RBI - B. Gardner (41)
          • 2-Out RBI - B. Gardner (22)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Judge, D. Gregorius 2 (2), B. Gardner, G. Urshela
          BATTING
          • 2B - T. d'Arnaud (6), T. Pham 2 (15), Y. Diaz (18)
          • RBI - T. Pham (38), A. Garcia (43)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - T. Pham 2 (2), A. Garcia, M. Brosseau, W. Adames 4 (4)
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - K. Kiermaier 2 (17)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          J. Paxton (L, 5-4)6.072201104.011.4312.5
          T. Kahnle0.21000103.121.01-0.5
          A. Ottavino0.21000001.801.33-1.0
          C. Green0.21000105.681.55-0.5
          Total8.010220130---
          PITCHERSIP
          J. Paxton (L, 5-4)6.0
          T. Kahnle0.2
          A. Ottavino0.2
          C. Green0.2
          Total8.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          C. Morton (W, 10-2)5.251111012.321.0320.0
          A. Kolarek (H, 14)0.10000003.861.260.0
          A. Kittredge (H, 1)1.20000200.790.884.0
          C. Poche (H, 5)0.10000003.380.630.0
          E. Pagan (S, 5)1.00000201.750.8311.0
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          PITCHERSIP
          C. Morton (W, 10-2)5.2
          A. Kolarek (H, 14)0.1
          A. Kittredge (H, 1)1.2
          C. Poche (H, 5)0.1
          E. Pagan (S, 5)1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - J. Paxton 99-68, T. Kahnle 14-10, A. Ottavino 11-7, C. Green 15-11
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Paxton 4-3, T. Kahnle 1-0, C. Green 1-0
          • Batters Faced - J. Paxton 25, T. Kahnle 3, A. Ottavino 3, C. Green 3
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - C. Morton 100-69, A. Kolarek 1-1, A. Kittredge 21-15, C. Poche 3-3, E. Pagan 14-12
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Morton 3-4, A. Kolarek 1-0, A. Kittredge 2-1
          • Batters Faced - C. Morton 23, A. Kolarek, A. Kittredge 5, C. Poche, E. Pagan 3
          • 2ND INNING
            Gardner homered to right12
          • 1ST INNING
            Garcia reached on fielder's choice to third, Pham scored, Diaz out at second02
            Pham doubled to center, d'Arnaud scored01
          • 9TH INNING
            • Emilio Pagan relieved Colin Poche
            • G. Sanchez: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Sanchez struck out swinging
            • E. Encarnacion: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Encarnacion flied out to right
            • B. Gardner: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul tip, Gardner struck out on foul tip
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • Joey Wendle at second base
            • A. Hicks: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Hicks struck out swinging
            • A. Judge: Strike swinging, Judge grounded out to shortstop
            • Colin Poche relieved Andrew Kittredge
            • D. Gregorius: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Gregorius fouled out to third
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • A. Ottavino Pitching:
            • Y. Diaz: Strike looking, Diaz fouled out to first
            • A. Garcia: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Garcia singled to left center
            • Chad Green relieved Adam Ottavino
            • N. Lowe: Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Lowe struck out swinging
            • M. Brosseau: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Brosseau singled to center, Garcia to third, Brosseau to second
            • W. Adames: Adames grounded out to shortstop
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • Andrew Kittredge relieved Adam Kolarek
            • G. Urshela: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Urshela struck out swinging
            • B. Valera: Strike swinging, Foul, Valera grounded out to first
            • A. Romine: Foul, Ball, Foul, Romine flied out to right
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Tommy Kahnle relieved James Paxton
            • K. Kiermaier: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Kiermaier singled to right
            • M. Zunino: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Kiermaier stole second, Zunino grounded out to shortstop, Kiermaier to third
            • T. d'Arnaud: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, d'Arnaud struck out swinging
            • Adam Ottavino relieved Tommy Kahnle
            • T. Pham: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Pham flied out to deep right
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • C. Morton Pitching:
            • D. Gregorius: Strike looking, Strike looking, Gregorius lined out to right
            • G. Sanchez: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Sanchez singled to left
            • E. Encarnacion: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Encarnacion struck out on foul tip
            • Adam Kolarek relieved Charlie Morton
            • B. Gardner: Gardner grounded out to pitcher
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • J. Paxton Pitching:
            • Y. Diaz: Strike looking, Diaz doubled to deep left
            • A. Garcia: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Garcia reached on an infield single to shortstop, Diaz to third
            • N. Lowe: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Lowe struck out swinging
            • M. Brosseau: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Brosseau struck out swinging
            • W. Adames: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Adames struck out swinging
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • C. Morton Pitching:
            • B. Valera: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Valera grounded out to second
            • A. Romine: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Romine popped out to second
            • A. Hicks: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Hicks walked
            • A. Judge: Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Judge struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Paxton Pitching:
            • K. Kiermaier: Foul, Kiermaier singled to right
            • M. Zunino: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Kiermaier stole second, Strike swinging, Zunino struck out swinging
            • T. d'Arnaud: d'Arnaud grounded out to shortstop, Kiermaier to third
            • T. Pham: Foul, Strike looking, Pham fouled out to right
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • C. Morton Pitching:
            • G. Sanchez: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Sanchez struck out swinging
            • E. Encarnacion: Foul, Encarnacion fouled out to first
            • B. Gardner: Foul, Strike swinging, Gardner doubled to deep right
            • G. Urshela: Strike looking, Ball, Urshela grounded out to pitcher
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • J. Paxton Pitching:
            • N. Lowe: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Lowe struck out swinging
            • M. Brosseau: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Ball, Brosseau flied out to center
            • W. Adames: Ball, Adames fouled out to first
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • C. Morton Pitching:
            • B. Valera: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Valera singled to right
            • A. Romine: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Romine singled to center, Valera to third
            • A. Hicks: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Hicks struck out swinging
            • A. Judge: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Judge struck out looking
            • D. Gregorius: Gregorius flied out to center
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Paxton Pitching:
            • T. d'Arnaud: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, d'Arnaud struck out swinging
            • T. Pham: Foul, Pham doubled to deep left
            • Y. Diaz: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Diaz struck out swinging
            • A. Garcia: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Garcia struck out swinging
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • C. Morton Pitching:
            • G. Sanchez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Sanchez grounded out to third
            • E. Encarnacion: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Encarnacion struck out swinging
            • B. Gardner: Strike looking, Gardner homered to right
            • G. Urshela: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Urshela struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 2nd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • J. Paxton Pitching:
            • W. Adames: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Adames struck out looking
            • K. Kiermaier: Kiermaier grounded out to second
            • M. Zunino: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Zunino grounded out to first
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • C. Morton Pitching:
            • A. Hicks: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Hicks struck out swinging
            • A. Judge: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Judge struck out looking
            • D. Gregorius: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Gregorius struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Paxton Pitching:
            • T. d'Arnaud: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, d'Arnaud doubled to deep right
            • T. Pham: Ball, Foul, Pham doubled to center, d'Arnaud scored
            • Y. Diaz: Strike looking, Ball, Diaz singled to right, Pham to third
            • A. Garcia: Garcia reached on fielder's choice to third, Pham scored, Diaz out at second
            • N. Lowe: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Lowe struck out looking
            • M. Brosseau: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Brosseau struck out swinging
            • End of the 1st (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)