Hechavarria HR leads Rays over Yankees 2-1 at Mets' park

NEW YORK (AP) Displaced but not daunted, the Tampa Bay Rays hung tough in their temporary home.

Adeiny Hechavarria hit a tiebreaking homer off Sonny Gray in the bottom of the eighth inning and the Rays, hosting a series relocated to Citi Field because of Hurricane Irma, beat the New York Yankees 2-1 on Tuesday night.

Tampa Bay has split the first two games of the set played at the New York Mets' park.

''We're the home team. It didn't feel like we're the home team,'' Rays reliever Steve Cishek said.

The Rays will fly back to Florida immediately after Wednesday afternoon's game for firsthand looks at the storm damage. No word yet from Major League Baseball if Boston and Tampa Bay will play at Tropicana Field on Friday night as scheduled - the Rays expect to hold the three-game set, but it could be reconfigured to give them an extra day off to handle personal matters.

Tommy Hunter (3-5) pitched one inning to give Tampa Bay, on the fringe of the AL wild-card race, its second win in six games. Alex Colome closed for his 44th save in 49 chances.

''We feel like we have the talent here to get hot. I don't know if we're going to win 20 in a row, or 19 in a row,'' manager Kevin Cash said. ''But we've been talking about it for six weeks now, trying to find a way to win five, six, seven games in a row. And maybe tonight's a start.''

Gray (9-10) again pitched well but wound up with a loss. The Yankees, who own the top AL wild-card spot, have dropped just three of their last 10.

The Rays occupied the Mets' spacious clubhouse, wore white uniforms and batted last, and the public-address announcer greeted them with ''Please welcome the Tampa Bay Rays.''

But from the moment the Rays took the field to a smattering of boos, the crowd of 21,024 was decidedly rooting for the New Yorkers. The chants of ''Let's go, Yankees'' started before leadoff man Brett Gardner stepped in, and echoed for most of the evening.

''It felt a little weird, for sure,'' Gray said. ''We had a pretty good turnout.

''It definitely was a different feeling,'' he said.

The crowd was about 6,000 more than saw the series opener Monday night. All tickets were $25, with the upper seating levels around the bases closed off. Foul balls that flew into empty sections were retrieved, eventually, by security guards.

''You know what, day one felt pretty normal. It really did. I think it's impressive the amount of fans that have come out and,'' Cash said, pausing for effect before adding, ''cheered us on.''

There was a message for hurricane relief shown on the videoboard. The Mets' game at Wrigley Field, meanwhile, was posted on the out-of-town scoreboard.

Hechavarria finished a home run short of the cycle in a 5-1 loss Monday night. He connected for his sixth homer this year, including a drive at Citi Field on May 7 while playing for Miami.

Gray gave up a home run to Kevin Kiermaier on his very first pitch. The right-hander allowed five hits overall and struck out nine in only the second complete game for Yankees since Aug. 15, 2015. The other was a shutout by Masahiro Tanaka at Boston on April 27.

Matt Holliday - a rare designated hitter in a game held at a National League park - put the Yankees ahead in the first with an RBI double off Blake Snell.

Snell didn't permit another hit until Gardner opened the sixth with a single, and he was pulled. Cishek relieved and got five key outs, fanning three.

''Each game is so precious for us,'' Snell said.

HE'S THE DUDE

Lucas Duda doubled in the Rays first, and his last 13 hits have all gone for extra bases. It's the longest such streak in the majors since Jim Edmonds got 13 straight extra-base hits in 2008 for San Diego. Traded from the Mets to Tampa Bay in late July, he has 71 career home runs at Citi Field, the most by anyone since the park opened in 2009.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Rays: RF Steven Souza Jr. returned to the lineup for the first time since Friday, when he nicked his left knee running into a wall at Boston.

Yankees: 1B Greg Bird missed another start because of back spasms that he started to feel Sunday. He had an MRI.

UP NEXT

Rays: RHP Chris Archer (9-9, 4.00) goes into Wednesday's game at 6-6 with a 2.82 ERA in 16 career starts against the Yankees, throwing at least six innings every time. Last Friday at Boston, he was tagged for eight runs in three-plus innings.

Yankees: LHP Jaime Garcia is 0-2 in five starts since being traded from Minnesota to the Yankees. He hasn't pitched since Aug. 30.

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  • W: T. Hunter (3-5)L: S. Gray (9-10)S: A. Colome (44)
  • HR: TB - A. Hechavarria (6), K. Kiermaier (12)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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B. Gardner LF40100010.258.347.424.7710.5
A. Judge RF31000131.273.410.576.9860.5
G. Sanchez C40000002.280.349.536.8850.0
M. Holliday DH40110021.229.320.435.7552.0
S. Castro 2B40000021.298.334.459.793-1.0
C. Headley 1B30100010.278.358.426.7840.5
T. Frazier 3B20000111.209.337.421.7580.5
R. Torreyes SS20000001.291.312.368.6800.0
a- D. Gregorius SS10000001.295.329.484.8130.0
C. Frazier LF20000001.239.269.469.7380.0
b- J. Ellsbury CF10000000.256.339.392.7310.0
  • a-grounded out for Torreyes in the 7th
  • b-fouled out for C. Frazier in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
K. Kiermaier CF41111022.277.338.450.7885.0
L. Duda DH40100000.230.336.532.8672.0
E. Longoria 3B30000011.264.318.430.748-0.5
L. Morrison 1B30000021.246.352.525.877-1.0
S. Souza RF20000110.245.351.475.8260.5
C. Dickerson LF30000011.278.322.494.817-0.5
P. Bourjos LF00000000.228.282.389.6700.0
W. Ramos C30100001.241.273.391.6642.0
B. Miller 2B30100001.196.333.322.6561.0
A. Hechavarria SS31111022.254.280.393.6735.0
    BATTING
    • 2B - M. Holliday (16)
    • RBI - M. Holliday (57)
    • 2-Out RBI - M. Holliday (18)
    BATTING
    • 2B - L. Duda (27), W. Ramos (5)
    • HR - K. Kiermaier (12), A. Hechavarria (6)
    • RBI - K. Kiermaier (35), A. Hechavarria (24)
    FIELDING
    • DP - R. Torreyes
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    S. Gray (L, 9-10)8.05221923.171.1518.5
    PITCHERSIP
    S. Gray (L, 9-10)8.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    B. Snell5.02112504.251.3712.5
    S. Cishek1.21000302.270.933.5
    D. Jennings0.10000003.771.400.0
    T. Hunter (W, 3-5)1.00000202.380.9211.0
    A. Colome (S, 44)1.00000002.971.1510.0
    PITCHERSIP
    B. Snell5.0
    S. Cishek1.2
    D. Jennings0.1
    T. Hunter (W, 3-5)1.0
    A. Colome (S, 44)1.0
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - S. Gray 94-60
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Gray 8-6
    • Batters Faced - S. Gray 29
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - B. Snell 83-51, S. Cishek 29-19, D. Jennings 4-3, T. Hunter 10-8, A. Colome 6-4
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Snell 4-6, S. Cishek 1-1, D. Jennings 1-0, A. Colome 3-0
    • Batters Faced - B. Snell 19, S. Cishek 6, D. Jennings, T. Hunter 3, A. Colome 3
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    B. Gardner LF40100010.258.347.424.7710.5
    A. Judge RF31000131.273.410.576.9860.5
    G. Sanchez C40000002.280.349.536.8850.0
    M. Holliday DH40110021.229.320.435.7552.0
    S. Castro 2B40000021.298.334.459.793-1.0
    C. Headley 1B30100010.278.358.426.7840.5
    T. Frazier 3B20000111.209.337.421.7580.5
    R. Torreyes SS20000001.291.312.368.6800.0
    a- D. Gregorius SS10000001.295.329.484.8130.0
    C. Frazier LF20000001.239.269.469.7380.0
    b- J. Ellsbury CF10000000.256.339.392.7310.0
    Total3013102109-----
    • a-grounded out for Torreyes in the 7th
    • b-fouled out for C. Frazier in the 8th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    K. Kiermaier CF41111022.277.338.450.7885.0
    L. Duda DH40100000.230.336.532.8672.0
    E. Longoria 3B30000011.264.318.430.748-0.5
    L. Morrison 1B30000021.246.352.525.877-1.0
    S. Souza RF20000110.245.351.475.8260.5
    C. Dickerson LF30000011.278.322.494.817-0.5
    P. Bourjos LF00000000.228.282.389.6700.0
    W. Ramos C30100001.241.273.391.6642.0
    B. Miller 2B30100001.196.333.322.6561.0
    A. Hechavarria SS31111022.254.280.393.6735.0
    Total282522199-----
      BATTING
      • 2B - M. Holliday (16)
      • RBI - M. Holliday (57)
      • 2-Out RBI - M. Holliday (18)
      BATTING
      • 2B - L. Duda (27), W. Ramos (5)
      • HR - K. Kiermaier (12), A. Hechavarria (6)
      • RBI - K. Kiermaier (35), A. Hechavarria (24)
      FIELDING
      • DP - R. Torreyes
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      S. Gray (L, 9-10)8.05221923.171.1518.5
      Total8.0522192---
      PITCHERSIP
      S. Gray (L, 9-10)8.0
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      B. Snell5.02112504.251.3712.5
      S. Cishek1.21000302.270.933.5
      D. Jennings0.10000003.771.400.0
      T. Hunter (W, 3-5)1.00000202.380.9211.0
      A. Colome (S, 44)1.00000002.971.1510.0
      Total9.03112100---
      PITCHERSIP
      B. Snell5.0
      S. Cishek1.2
      D. Jennings0.1
      T. Hunter (W, 3-5)1.0
      A. Colome (S, 44)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - S. Gray 94-60
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Gray 8-6
      • Batters Faced - S. Gray 29
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - B. Snell 83-51, S. Cishek 29-19, D. Jennings 4-3, T. Hunter 10-8, A. Colome 6-4
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Snell 4-6, S. Cishek 1-1, D. Jennings 1-0, A. Colome 3-0
      • Batters Faced - B. Snell 19, S. Cishek 6, D. Jennings, T. Hunter 3, A. Colome 3
      • 8TH INNING
        Hechavarria homered to left center12
      • 1ST INNING
        Kiermaier homered to center11
        Holliday doubled to left, Judge scored10
      • 9TH INNING
        • Peter Bourjos in left
        • Alex Colome relieved Tommy Hunter
        • G. Sanchez: Sanchez grounded out to pitcher
        • M. Holliday: Ball, Ball, Holliday grounded out to shortstop
        • S. Castro: Strike looking, Castro grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Tommy Hunter relieved Dan Jennings
        • Jacoby Ellsbury hit for Clint Frazier
        • J. Ellsbury: Ellsbury fouled out to third
        • B. Gardner: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Gardner struck out swinging
        • A. Judge: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Judge struck out looking
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • S. Gray Pitching:
        • B. Miller: Ball, Strike swinging, Miller grounded out to shortstop
        • A. Hechavarria: Hechavarria homered to left center
        • K. Kiermaier: Kiermaier grounded out to pitcher
        • L. Duda: Strike swinging, Ball, Duda grounded out to pitcher
        • End of the 8th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • S. Cishek Pitching:
        • S. Castro: Ball, Ball, Castro grounded out to second
        • C. Headley: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Headley singled to center
        • T. Frazier: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Frazier struck out looking
        • Didi Gregorius hit for Ronald Torreyes
        • Dan Jennings relieved Steve Cishek
        • D. Gregorius: Foul, Ball, Foul, Gregorius grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • S. Gray Pitching:
        • S. Souza: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Souza grounded out to shortstop
        • C. Dickerson: Ball, Dickerson flied out to center
        • W. Ramos: Ramos flied out to right
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • B. Snell Pitching:
        • B. Gardner: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Gardner singled to right center
        • Steve Cishek relieved Blake Snell
        • A. Judge: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Judge struck out looking
        • G. Sanchez: Strike looking, Foul, Sanchez fouled out to first
        • M. Holliday: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Holliday struck out looking
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • S. Gray Pitching:
        • L. Duda: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Duda grounded out to pitcher
        • E. Longoria: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Longoria struck out swinging
        • L. Morrison: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Morrison struck out swinging
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • B. Snell Pitching:
        • C. Headley: Ball, Headley grounded out to third
        • T. Frazier: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Frazier walked
        • R. Torreyes: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Torreyes lined out to second
        • C. Frazier: Ball, Strike swinging, Frazier lined out to right
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • S. Gray Pitching:
        • C. Dickerson: Foul, Ball, Dickerson grounded out to second
        • W. Ramos: Ramos doubled to shallow left
        • B. Miller: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Miller singled to left center, Ramos to third
        • A. Hechavarria: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt to third, Foul, Strike swinging, Hechavarria struck out swinging
        • K. Kiermaier: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Kiermaier struck out swinging
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • B. Snell Pitching:
        • G. Sanchez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Sanchez grounded out to third
        • M. Holliday: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Holliday struck out swinging
        • S. Castro: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Castro struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • S. Gray Pitching:
        • E. Longoria: Ball, Longoria grounded out to first
        • L. Morrison: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Morrison struck out swinging
        • S. Souza: Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Souza struck out swinging
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • B. Snell Pitching:
        • C. Frazier: Ball, Strike swinging, Frazier flied out to deep center
        • B. Gardner: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Gardner grounded out to second
        • A. Judge: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Judge struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • S. Gray Pitching:
        • A. Hechavarria: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Hechavarria struck out swinging
        • K. Kiermaier: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Kiermaier struck out swinging
        • L. Duda: Ball, Strike looking, Duda popped out to third
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • B. Snell Pitching:
        • C. Headley: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Headley struck out swinging
        • T. Frazier: Ball, Ball, Frazier fouled out to third
        • R. Torreyes: Torreyes flied out to right
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • S. Gray Pitching:
        • S. Souza: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Souza walked
        • C. Dickerson: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Dickerson struck out swinging
        • W. Ramos: Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Ramos lined out to center
        • B. Miller: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Miller lined out to first
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • B. Snell Pitching:
        • B. Gardner: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Gardner lined out to left
        • A. Judge: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Judge walked
        • G. Sanchez: Ball, Sanchez grounded out to catcher, Judge to second
        • M. Holliday: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Holliday doubled to left, Judge scored
        • S. Castro: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Castro struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • S. Gray Pitching:
        • K. Kiermaier: Kiermaier homered to center
        • L. Duda: Ball, Duda doubled to deep right
        • E. Longoria: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Longoria grounded out to third
        • L. Morrison: Morrison lined into double play shortstop, Duda out at second
        • End of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)