Gardner's walk-off single leads Yankees past Rays 5-4

NEW YORK (AP) This latest hit by Brett Gardner produced another walkoff win for the New York Yankees - without any mishaps, either.

Gardner hit an RBI single with the bases loaded in the ninth inning, sending the AL East leaders over the Tampa Bay Rays 5-4 for their sixth straight win.

''Makes me feel good,'' Gardner said. ''It's an exciting win for us - a very important game against a tough opponent.''

Gardner won the series opener against the Rays on Thursday night with an 11th-inning home run. That sparked a wild celebration at home plate, and Yankees rookie slugger Aaron Judge was accidentally hit by Gardner's helmet and lost half of his front left tooth.

A day after Judge went to the dentist for a fix, he steered clear this time, instead pouring Gatorade on Gardner and nimbly avoiding the happy group.

Chase Headley and Gary Sanchez hit long home runs for New York. The contending Rays lost their sixth straight game at Yankee Stadium.

''That team is on fire right now,'' Tampa Bay manager Kevin Cash said. ''Seems like a lot of things are going their way. They're in such a good spot right now as a club.''

With the game 4-all, Brad Boxberger (2-3) walked Headley to lead off the ninth, and pinch-runner Jacoby Ellsbury promptly stole second.

Todd Frazier was hit by a pitch and Ronald Torreyes tried to put down a sacrifice bunt, but instead reached first to load the bases when infielders Adeiny Hechavarria and Tim Beckham miscommunicated on a ground ball for the second time in the series.

Cash brought in newly acquired left-hander Dan Jennings to face the lefty-hitting Gardner. On an 0-1 pitch, Gardner grounded a ball past the Tampa Bay infield to score the winning run.

''When we needed the huge hit, he got it for us,'' New York manager Joe Girardi said.

Aroldis Chapman (4-1) worked around a pair of baserunners in the ninth to earn the victory. The hard-throwing closer threw 11 of his 13 pitches over 100 mph to earn his second win of the series. He's allowed just two hits and struck out six over his last five innings.

Lucas Duda homered for the second straight game since being traded from the New York Mets to the Rays. He had an early sacrifice, and tied it at 4 with a homer off David Robertson in the eighth.

Peter Bourjos and Steven Souza Jr. also hit home runs for Tampa Bay, which fell for the eighth time in their last 10 games.

Headley snapped a 124 at-bat homerless streak with a pinch-hit, two-run drive that gave the Yankees a 4-3 lead. He connected off Segio Romo, making Headley 6 for 12 lifetime against the reliever.

Rays starter Blake Snell allowed three runs over 5 1-3 innings. He is 0-6 this season and hasn't won in 14 starts since being the Yankees last Sept. 22.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Rays: 1B Logan Morrison was held out of the lineup for the second straight game (bruised left heel), but singled as a pinch-hitter. Pitcher Austin Pruitt pinch ran for Morrison.

Yankees: SS Didi Gregorius appeared to have been injured on Souza Jr.'s ninth-inning stolen base. Gregorius was attempting a backhanded tag when Souza arrived at the same time, dislodging the ball. After doubling over in pain, Gregorius was checked by the New York medical staff and remained in the game, but was charged with an error on the play.

UP NEXT

Jake Faria (5-1, 2.67 ERA) opposes Yankees lefty Jordan Montgomery (7-5, 3.92 ERA) in Sunday's series finale. Faria will be the first visiting rookie to start in the Bronx on his birthday since Jason Hammel defeated Andy Pettitte on Sept. 2, 2007. Faria turns 24.

INFUSING POWER

Duda became the second player in Tampa Bay history to homer in each of his first two games. Elijah Dukes did it in 2007.

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  • W: A. Chapman (4-1)L: B. Boxberger (2-3)
  • HR: TB - P. Bourjos (5), L. Duda (19), S. Souza (22), NYY - C. Headley (5), G. Sanchez (16)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
P. Bourjos CF32111001.250.300.455.7557.0
a- L. Morrison PH10100000.249.362.536.8981.0
A. Pruitt PR0000-000.000.000.000.000-
W. Ramos C00000000.191.222.368.5900.0
S. Souza RF51211023.270.371.510.8818.0
E. Longoria DH40000113.270.321.453.7740.5
L. Duda 1B11121200.250.352.555.9079.0
T. Plouffe 3B30000004.203.265.332.5970.0
b- B. Miller PH-2B10000000.200.336.328.6640.0
C. Dickerson LF40100011.301.343.526.8700.5
T. Beckham 2B-3B30000122.260.314.410.723-1.0
A. Hechavarria SS40000032.261.274.327.601-1.5
J. Sucre C20100000.250.271.395.6661.0
c- M. Smith PH-CF20100010.285.355.388.7430.5
  • a-singled for Bourjos in the 7th
  • b-grounded out for Plouffe in the 8th
  • c-singled for Sucre in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
B. Gardner CF50110021.261.355.469.8241.0
C. Frazier LF40000011.268.282.537.819-0.5
A. Judge RF30000131.305.428.6381.067-0.5
G. Sanchez C42211011.270.347.493.8398.5
M. Holliday DH41200001.238.329.449.7783.0
D. Gregorius SS30010002.304.332.503.8361.0
G. Cooper 1B10100100.240.269.440.7092.0
a- C. Headley PH-1B11121100.271.353.392.7448.0
J. Ellsbury PR01000000.246.323.360.6833.0
T. Frazier 3B30000003.209.331.421.7521.0
R. Torreyes 2B40200012.290.311.365.6762.5
  • a-homered for Cooper in the 6th
BATTING
  • HR - P. Bourjos (5), S. Souza (22), L. Duda (19)
  • SF - L. Duda
  • RBI - P. Bourjos (10), S. Souza (64), L. Duda 2 (40)
  • 2-Out RBI - S. Souza (29)
BATTING
  • 2B - G. Sanchez (12), R. Torreyes (7)
  • HR - G. Sanchez (16), C. Headley (5)
  • SF - D. Gregorius (4)
  • RBI - B. Gardner (48), G. Sanchez (50), D. Gregorius (50), C. Headley 2 (40)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - S. Souza (7)
  • CS - T. Beckham (4)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - J. Ellsbury (13)
FIELDING
  • E - D. Gregorius (4), G. Sanchez (10)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
B. Snell5.16332414.871.556.0
S. Romo (BS, 1)0.21110116.261.43-1.5
S. Cishek1.00000303.000.954.5
T. Hunter1.00000001.871.043.0
B. Boxberger (L, 2-3)0.01111004.821.39-8.0
D. Jennings0.01000003.651.29-1.0
PITCHERSIP
B. Snell5.1
S. Romo (BS, 1)0.2
S. Cishek1.0
T. Hunter1.0
B. Boxberger (L, 2-3)0.0
D. Jennings0.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Smith3.13223417.201.703.0
A. Warren1.21110112.060.821.5
D. Betances1.00001102.681.382.5
T. Kahnle (H, 9)1.02000202.180.902.0
D. Robertson (BS, 2)1.02110112.750.890.5
A. Chapman (W, 4-1)1.00000103.031.2810.5
PITCHERSIP
C. Smith3.1
A. Warren1.2
D. Betances1.0
T. Kahnle (H, 9)1.0
D. Robertson (BS, 2)1.0
A. Chapman (W, 4-1)1.0
PITCHING
  • HBP - B. Boxberger
  • Pitches-Strikes - B. Snell 95-60, S. Romo 12-7, S. Cishek 16-12, T. Hunter 5-4, B. Boxberger 17-7, D. Jennings 2-2
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Snell 4-8, T. Hunter 1-2
  • Batters Faced - B. Snell 24, S. Romo 3, S. Cishek 3, T. Hunter 3, B. Boxberger 3, D. Jennings
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Smith 71-40, A. Warren 22-13, D. Betances 14-8, T. Kahnle 19-13, D. Robertson 18-12, A. Chapman 13-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Smith 2-4, A. Warren 3-0, D. Betances 1-1, D. Robertson 1-1, A. Chapman 1-1
  • Batters Faced - C. Smith 16, A. Warren 5, D. Betances 4, T. Kahnle 5, D. Robertson 5, A. Chapman 4
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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P. Bourjos CF32111001.250.300.455.7557.0
a- L. Morrison PH10100000.249.362.536.8981.0
A. Pruitt PR0000-000.000.000.000.000-
W. Ramos C00000000.191.222.368.5900.0
S. Souza RF51211023.270.371.510.8818.0
E. Longoria DH40000113.270.321.453.7740.5
L. Duda 1B11121200.250.352.555.9079.0
T. Plouffe 3B30000004.203.265.332.5970.0
b- B. Miller PH-2B10000000.200.336.328.6640.0
C. Dickerson LF40100011.301.343.526.8700.5
T. Beckham 2B-3B30000122.260.314.410.723-1.0
A. Hechavarria SS40000032.261.274.327.601-1.5
J. Sucre C20100000.250.271.395.6661.0
c- M. Smith PH-CF20100010.285.355.388.7430.5
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  • a-singled for Bourjos in the 7th
  • b-grounded out for Plouffe in the 8th
  • c-singled for Sucre in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
B. Gardner CF50110021.261.355.469.8241.0
C. Frazier LF40000011.268.282.537.819-0.5
A. Judge RF30000131.305.428.6381.067-0.5
G. Sanchez C42211011.270.347.493.8398.5
M. Holliday DH41200001.238.329.449.7783.0
D. Gregorius SS30010002.304.332.503.8361.0
G. Cooper 1B10100100.240.269.440.7092.0
a- C. Headley PH-1B11121100.271.353.392.7448.0
J. Ellsbury PR01000000.246.323.360.6833.0
T. Frazier 3B30000003.209.331.421.7521.0
R. Torreyes 2B40200012.290.311.365.6762.5
Total3259523812-----
  • a-homered for Cooper in the 6th
BATTING
  • HR - P. Bourjos (5), S. Souza (22), L. Duda (19)
  • SF - L. Duda
  • RBI - P. Bourjos (10), S. Souza (64), L. Duda 2 (40)
  • 2-Out RBI - S. Souza (29)
BATTING
  • 2B - G. Sanchez (12), R. Torreyes (7)
  • HR - G. Sanchez (16), C. Headley (5)
  • SF - D. Gregorius (4)
  • RBI - B. Gardner (48), G. Sanchez (50), D. Gregorius (50), C. Headley 2 (40)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - S. Souza (7)
  • CS - T. Beckham (4)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - J. Ellsbury (13)
FIELDING
  • E - D. Gregorius (4), G. Sanchez (10)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
B. Snell5.16332414.871.556.0
S. Romo (BS, 1)0.21110116.261.43-1.5
S. Cishek1.00000303.000.954.5
T. Hunter1.00000001.871.043.0
B. Boxberger (L, 2-3)0.01111004.821.39-8.0
D. Jennings0.01000003.651.29-1.0
Total8.0955382---
PITCHERSIP
B. Snell5.1
S. Romo (BS, 1)0.2
S. Cishek1.0
T. Hunter1.0
B. Boxberger (L, 2-3)0.0
D. Jennings0.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Smith3.13223417.201.703.0
A. Warren1.21110112.060.821.5
D. Betances1.00001102.681.382.5
T. Kahnle (H, 9)1.02000202.180.902.0
D. Robertson (BS, 2)1.02110112.750.890.5
A. Chapman (W, 4-1)1.00000103.031.2810.5
Total9.08444103---
PITCHERSIP
C. Smith3.1
A. Warren1.2
D. Betances1.0
T. Kahnle (H, 9)1.0
D. Robertson (BS, 2)1.0
A. Chapman (W, 4-1)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • HBP - B. Boxberger
  • Pitches-Strikes - B. Snell 95-60, S. Romo 12-7, S. Cishek 16-12, T. Hunter 5-4, B. Boxberger 17-7, D. Jennings 2-2
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Snell 4-8, T. Hunter 1-2
  • Batters Faced - B. Snell 24, S. Romo 3, S. Cishek 3, T. Hunter 3, B. Boxberger 3, D. Jennings
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Smith 71-40, A. Warren 22-13, D. Betances 14-8, T. Kahnle 19-13, D. Robertson 18-12, A. Chapman 13-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Smith 2-4, A. Warren 3-0, D. Betances 1-1, D. Robertson 1-1, A. Chapman 1-1
  • Batters Faced - C. Smith 16, A. Warren 5, D. Betances 4, T. Kahnle 5, D. Robertson 5, A. Chapman 4
  • 9TH INNING
    Gardner singled to center, Ellsbury scored, Frazier to third, Torreyes to second45
  • 8TH INNING
    Duda homered to right44
  • 6TH INNING
    Headley homered to left, Holliday scored34
  • 5TH INNING
    Souza homered to left32
  • 4TH INNING
    Sanchez homered to left center22
  • 3RD INNING
    Duda hit sacrifice fly to center, Bourjos scored, Souza to third21
  • 2ND INNING
    Gregorius hit sacrifice fly to center, Sanchez scored11
  • 1ST INNING
    Bourjos homered to left center10
  • 9TH INNING
    • Aroldis Chapman relieved David Robertson
    • M. Smith: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Smith struck out swinging
    • W. Ramos: Strike looking, Ramos reached on catcher's interference
    • S. Souza: Souza reached on fielder's choice to second, Ramos out at second
    • E. Longoria: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Souza to third on shortstop Gregorius fielding error, Foul, Foul, Longoria fouled out to first
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 2 Errors)
    • Brad Boxberger relieved Tommy Hunter
    • C. Headley: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Headley walked
    • Jacoby Ellsbury ran for Chase Headley
    • T. Frazier: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ellsbury stole second, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Frazier hit by pitch
    • R. Torreyes: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Torreyes reached on bunt single to shortstop, Ellsbury to third, Frazier to second
    • Dan Jennings relieved Brad Boxberger
    • B. Gardner: Strike looking, Gardner singled to center, Ellsbury scored, Frazier to third, Torreyes to second
  • 8TH INNING
    • David Robertson relieved Tommy Kahnle
    • L. Duda: Ball, Ball, Duda homered to right
    • Brad Miller hit for Trevor Plouffe
    • B. Miller: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Miller grounded out to second
    • C. Dickerson: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Dickerson singled to right
    • T. Beckham: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike swinging, Beckham struck out swinging
    • A. Hechavarria: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Hechavarria flied out to center
    • Middle of the 8th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Tommy Hunter relieved Steve Cishek
    • G. Sanchez: Sanchez flied out to center
    • M. Holliday: Strike looking, Holliday grounded out to second
    • D. Gregorius: Ball, Gregorius lined out to third
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Tommy Kahnle relieved Dellin Betances
    • A. Hechavarria: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Hechavarria struck out swinging
    • Mallex Smith hit for Jesus Sucre
    • M. Smith: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Smith singled to center
    • Logan Morrison hit for Peter Bourjos
    • L. Morrison: Morrison singled to deep right, Smith to third
    • S. Souza: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Souza struck out swinging
    • Austin Pruitt ran for Logan Morrison
    • E. Longoria: Foul, Foul, Ball, Longoria fouled out to catcher
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Wilson Ramos catching
    • Steve Cishek relieved Sergio Romo
    • B. Gardner: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Gardner struck out swinging
    • C. Frazier: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Frazier struck out swinging
    • A. Judge: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Judge struck out swinging
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • Dellin Betances relieved Adam Warren
    • L. Duda: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Duda walked
    • T. Plouffe: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Plouffe grounded out to third, Duda to second
    • C. Dickerson: Dickerson popped out to second
    • T. Beckham: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Beckham struck out looking
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • B. Snell Pitching:
    • M. Holliday: Foul, Strike swinging, Holliday singled to deep left
    • D. Gregorius: Foul, Ball, Ball, Gregorius flied out to shallow left
    • Sergio Romo relieved Blake Snell
    • Chase Headley hit for Garrett Cooper
    • C. Headley: Ball, Headley homered to left, Holliday scored
    • T. Frazier: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Frazier fouled out to third
    • R. Torreyes: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Torreyes struck out swinging
    • End of the 6th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • A. Warren Pitching:
    • J. Sucre: Ball, Foul, Sucre grounded out to pitcher
    • P. Bourjos: Strike looking, Bourjos grounded out to third
    • S. Souza: Ball, Souza homered to left
    • E. Longoria: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Longoria grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • B. Snell Pitching:
    • B. Gardner: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Gardner struck out looking
    • C. Frazier: Ball, Frazier lined out to left
    • A. Judge: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Judge walked
    • G. Sanchez: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul tip, Sanchez struck out on foul tip
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • C. Smith Pitching:
    • C. Dickerson: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Dickerson struck out swinging
    • T. Beckham: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Beckham walked
    • Adam Warren relieved Caleb Smith
    • A. Hechavarria: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Hechavarria struck out swinging
    • J. Sucre: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Beckham caught stealing, catcher to second
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • B. Snell Pitching:
    • G. Sanchez: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Sanchez homered to left center
    • M. Holliday: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Holliday singled to left
    • D. Gregorius: Foul, Ball, Foul, Gregorius popped out to third
    • G. Cooper: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Cooper walked, Holliday to second
    • T. Frazier: Ball, Frazier flied out to right
    • R. Torreyes: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Torreyes grounded out to third
    • End of the 4th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • C. Smith Pitching:
    • J. Sucre: Strike looking, Ball, Sucre singled to left center
    • P. Bourjos: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Bourjos reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Sucre out at second
    • S. Souza: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike swinging, Souza reached on an infield single to shortstop, Bourjos to second
    • E. Longoria: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Longoria walked, Bourjos to third, Souza to second
    • L. Duda: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Duda hit sacrifice fly to center, Bourjos scored, Souza to third
    • T. Plouffe: Plouffe grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • B. Snell Pitching:
    • R. Torreyes: Strike looking, Torreyes doubled to left
    • B. Gardner: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Gardner flied out to left
    • C. Frazier: Ball, Frazier grounded out to third, Torreyes to third
    • A. Judge: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Judge struck out swinging
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • C. Smith Pitching:
    • C. Dickerson: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Dickerson lined out to first
    • T. Beckham: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Beckham flied out to shallow right
    • A. Hechavarria: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Hechavarria struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • B. Snell Pitching:
    • G. Sanchez: Sanchez doubled to right
    • M. Holliday: Ball, Holliday grounded out to third, Sanchez to third
    • D. Gregorius: Foul, Gregorius hit sacrifice fly to center, Sanchez scored
    • G. Cooper: Ball, Cooper singled to left
    • T. Frazier: Strike looking, Ball, Frazier grounded out to second
    • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • C. Smith Pitching:
    • P. Bourjos: Ball, Bourjos homered to left center
    • S. Souza: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Souza struck out swinging
    • E. Longoria: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Longoria struck out swinging
    • L. Duda: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Duda walked
    • T. Plouffe: Plouffe popped out to first
    • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • B. Snell Pitching:
    • B. Gardner: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Gardner lined out to left
    • C. Frazier: Strike looking, Frazier flied out to right
    • A. Judge: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Judge struck out swinging
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)