Tempers flare after hit batter as Rays beat Yankees 7-2

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) The New York Yankees were frustrated by their play and slugger Luke Voit getting hit yet again.

Willy Adames and Ji-Man Choi had run-scoring infield singles in the sixth after tempers flared during the top of the inning when reliever Yonny Chirinos hit Voit on the left shoulder, and the AL East-leading Tampa Bay Rays beat the New York Yankees 7-2 Saturday night.

Yandy Diaz homered twice and drove in four runs for the Rays, who reopened a 1 1/2-game lead over the Yankees.

Voit was hit by Chirinos (5-1) one batter after DJ LeMahieu's tying solo homer.

''It's frustrating,'' said Voit, who didn't speculate whether he was thrown at intentionally. ''He can hit me anywhere else. This one is up and in. It's a situation that can be career ending. He's a sinkerballer. and that was pretty straight.''

Although there was no on-field incidents after Voit was hit, Yankees starter CC Sabathia went to the top of the Yankees dugout and yelled toward Tampa Bay players.

In his final start last season, Sabathia was ejected at Tropicana Field and given a five-game suspension for hitting Jesus Sucre with a pitch after Rays pitcher Andrew Kittredge threw a pitch behind Austin Romine.

''It's just the same thing, you hit a home run and then they throw up and in,'' Sabathia said. ''It's stupid.''

Voit has been hit five times; only Kansas City's Alex Gordon with eight has more among AL players.

Jonathan Holder (2-1) was warming up in the Yankees bullpen during the top of the sixth preparing to come in for Sabathia, who gave up two runs, three hits and four walks in five innings.

Avisail Garcia greeted Holder with a single and advanced to third on a stolen base and a throwing error by Gary Sanchez, whose seven errors are the most among big league catchers. LeMahieu, a Gold Glove infielder, could not get his glove down to receive the throw.

''I should have had Gary's ball,'' LeMahieu said.

Guillermo Heredia walked, and Garcia scored on Adames' single to LaMahieu, who was shifted and gloved the ball on the shortstop side of second base. LaMahieu made a sliding backhand stop on the outfield grass, but the ball popped into the air as he tried to throw. The left-handed-hitting Choi followed with a bouncer to LeMahieu in short right field and beat the second baseman's one-hop throw. Heredia kept running and scored from second on the hit as the ball bounced away from Voit at first.

Sanchez was hit hard on his catching helmet by Heredia's backswing in the eighth. Sanchez stayed in the game and underwent postgame tests.

''Feel good right now,'' Sanchez said through a translator. ''Got to wait and see how I feel tomorrow.''

With the Yankees' bullpen short after being used extensively the previous two days, manager Aaron Boone brought in Nestor Cortes Jr. in the seventh, the 36th player and 17th pitcher used by New York this season. The 24-year-old left-hander gave up a three-run homer to Diaz in the eighth.

Cortes was optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre after the game, an indication right-hander Chad Green could be recalled after three appearances for the International League club to regain his mechanics.

Garcia homered in the second and Diaz added a third-inning shot off Sabathia, who has allowed eight homers over 30 1/3 innings in six starts.

Diaz has nine homers. In parts of two previous seasons he went deep one time.

''I've actually surprised myself,'' Diaz said through a translator. ''I've never had those numbers in the past, but I'm swinging hard and I've been getting good results.''

Clint Frazier hit an RBI double in the fifth, when Michael Tauchman into an inning-ending double play with runners at the corners.

DOUBLE CATCH

Tommy Pham made two catches on one play in the fourth inning. The Rays left fielder caught Brett Gardner's fly ball and then used his bare hand soon after to grab a contact lens that popped out. Pham, who went 0 for 4, was on the field postgame hitting balls at home plate off a tee.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Yankees: CF Aaron Hicks (back strain), expected back Monday, went 3 for 4 with two doubles and a homer for Scranton. ... SS Troy Tulowitzki (strained left calf) is scheduled to resume hitting and defensive drills during the upcoming week. ... DH-OF Giancarlo Stanton (left biceps/shoulder) is doing limited baseball activities.

Rays: RHP Tyler Glasnow (6-1), who left his start Friday night in the sixth inning, is expected to miss four to six week with a right forearm strain. Glasnow will not throw for seven to 10 days.

UP NEXT

Yankees RHP: Masahiro Tanaka (2-3) will start Sunday's series finale against Rays LHP Blake Snell (3-3).

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  • W: Y. Chirinos (5-1)L: J. Holder (2-1)
  • HR: NYY - D. LeMahieu (2), TB - A. Garcia (6), Y. Diaz 2 (9)
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G. Torres SS41200001.286.323.456.7794.0
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M. Andujar DH30000001.143.159.143.3020.0
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    T. Pham LF40000110.284.400.440.8400.5
    D. Robertson 2B30100100.188.293.287.5802.0
    A. Garcia RF42211003.283.345.496.84110.0
    T. d'Arnaud C30000113.074.167.074.2410.5
    A. Meadows DH41100012.354.424.6951.1191.5
    G. Heredia CF31100112.231.348.385.7323.5
    W. Adames SS30110112.237.313.339.6522.5
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      BATTING
      • 2B - G. Torres (10), C. Frazier (4)
      • HR - D. LeMahieu (2)
      • RBI - D. LeMahieu (20), C. Frazier (18)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. LeMahieu, G. Torres
      BATTING
      • 2B - G. Heredia (3)
      • HR - Y. Diaz 2 (9), A. Garcia (6)
      • RBI - Y. Diaz 4 (22), A. Garcia (14), W. Adames (7), J. Choi (14)
      • 2-Out RBI - Y. Diaz 3 (9), W. Adames (3), J. Choi (6)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - Y. Diaz 2 (2), T. d'Arnaud 2 (2), J. Choi 3 (3)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - A. Garcia (3)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (LeMahieu-Torres-Voit)
      • E - G. Sanchez (7)
      FIELDING
      • DP - 2 (Robertson-Adames-Choi; Adames-Choi)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      C. Sabathia5.03224223.261.197.0
      J. Holder (L, 2-1)1.03221104.501.30-7.5
      N. Cortes2.043303113.502.000.5
      PITCHERSIP
      C. Sabathia5.0
      J. Holder (L, 2-1)1.0
      N. Cortes2.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      R. Stanek2.01000102.250.955.5
      Y. Chirinos (W, 5-1)4.04221213.610.9213.0
      D. Castillo (H, 9)2.00000101.710.906.5
      J. Alvarado1.00000201.131.004.0
      PITCHERSIP
      R. Stanek2.0
      Y. Chirinos (W, 5-1)4.0
      D. Castillo (H, 9)2.0
      J. Alvarado1.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - C. Sabathia 76-49, J. Holder 22-15, N. Cortes 49-33
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Sabathia 3-9, N. Cortes 1-2
      • Batters Faced - C. Sabathia 21, J. Holder 7, N. Cortes 10
      PITCHING
      • HBP - Y. Chirinos 2 (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - R. Stanek 26-16, Y. Chirinos 63-45, D. Castillo 21-18, J. Alvarado 11-9
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Stanek 1-3, Y. Chirinos 6-2, D. Castillo 2-3
      • Batters Faced - R. Stanek 6, Y. Chirinos 17, D. Castillo 6, J. Alvarado 3
      • Balks - Y. Chirinos
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      D. LeMahieu 2B41111011.328.381.450.8315.5
      L. Voit 1B30000010.237.355.475.8300.5
      B. Gardner CF40000011.199.297.397.694-0.5
      G. Sanchez C30000020.250.330.630.9610.0
      G. Torres SS41200001.286.323.456.7794.0
      C. Frazier RF30110011.297.313.538.8512.5
      M. Andujar DH30000001.143.159.143.3020.0
      G. Urshela 3B30100000.349.406.512.9181.0
      M. Tauchman LF20000102.200.306.412.7181.0
      C. Sabathia P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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        Y. Diaz 3B52242002.267.357.550.90714.0
        T. Pham LF40000110.284.400.440.8400.5
        D. Robertson 2B30100100.188.293.287.5802.0
        A. Garcia RF42211003.283.345.496.84110.0
        T. d'Arnaud C30000113.074.167.074.2410.5
        A. Meadows DH41100012.354.424.6951.1191.5
        G. Heredia CF31100112.231.348.385.7323.5
        W. Adames SS30110112.237.313.339.6522.5
        J. Choi 1B41210013.263.353.434.7883.5
        R. Stanek P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
        Y. Chirinos P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
        D. Castillo P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
        J. Alvarado P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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          BATTING
          • 2B - G. Torres (10), C. Frazier (4)
          • HR - D. LeMahieu (2)
          • RBI - D. LeMahieu (20), C. Frazier (18)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. LeMahieu, G. Torres
          BATTING
          • 2B - G. Heredia (3)
          • HR - Y. Diaz 2 (9), A. Garcia (6)
          • RBI - Y. Diaz 4 (22), A. Garcia (14), W. Adames (7), J. Choi (14)
          • 2-Out RBI - Y. Diaz 3 (9), W. Adames (3), J. Choi (6)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - Y. Diaz 2 (2), T. d'Arnaud 2 (2), J. Choi 3 (3)
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - A. Garcia (3)
          FIELDING
          • DP - (LeMahieu-Torres-Voit)
          • E - G. Sanchez (7)
          FIELDING
          • DP - 2 (Robertson-Adames-Choi; Adames-Choi)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          C. Sabathia5.03224223.261.197.0
          J. Holder (L, 2-1)1.03221104.501.30-7.5
          N. Cortes2.043303113.502.000.5
          Total8.01077563---
          PITCHERSIP
          C. Sabathia5.0
          J. Holder (L, 2-1)1.0
          N. Cortes2.0
          Total8.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          R. Stanek2.01000102.250.955.5
          Y. Chirinos (W, 5-1)4.04221213.610.9213.0
          D. Castillo (H, 9)2.00000101.710.906.5
          J. Alvarado1.00000201.131.004.0
          Total9.0522161---
          PITCHERSIP
          R. Stanek2.0
          Y. Chirinos (W, 5-1)4.0
          D. Castillo (H, 9)2.0
          J. Alvarado1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - C. Sabathia 76-49, J. Holder 22-15, N. Cortes 49-33
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Sabathia 3-9, N. Cortes 1-2
          • Batters Faced - C. Sabathia 21, J. Holder 7, N. Cortes 10
          PITCHING
          • HBP - Y. Chirinos 2 (2)
          • Pitches-Strikes - R. Stanek 26-16, Y. Chirinos 63-45, D. Castillo 21-18, J. Alvarado 11-9
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Stanek 1-3, Y. Chirinos 6-2, D. Castillo 2-3
          • Batters Faced - R. Stanek 6, Y. Chirinos 17, D. Castillo 6, J. Alvarado 3
          • Balks - Y. Chirinos
          • 8TH INNING
            Diaz homered to right center, Meadows and Choi scored27
          • 6TH INNING
            Choi reached on an infield single to second, Heredia scored, Adames to second24
            Adames reached on an infield single to shortstop, Garcia scored, Heredia to second23
            LeMahieu homered to center22
          • 5TH INNING
            Frazier doubled to deep center, Torres scored12
          • 3RD INNING
            Diaz homered to left02
          • 2ND INNING
            Garcia homered to center01
          • 9TH INNING
            • Jose Alvarado relieved Diego Castillo
            • B. Gardner: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Gardner struck out looking
            • G. Sanchez: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Sanchez struck out swinging
            • G. Torres: Foul, Foul, Torres lined out to right
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • D. Castillo Pitching:
            • M. Tauchman: Tauchman flied out to deep left
            • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, LeMahieu struck out swinging
            • L. Voit: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Voit popped out to second
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • N. Cortes Pitching:
            • A. Meadows: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Meadows singled to shallow center
            • G. Heredia: Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Heredia flied out to shallow left
            • W. Adames: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Adames struck out swinging
            • J. Choi: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Choi reached on an infield single to pitcher, Meadows to second
            • Y. Diaz: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Diaz homered to right center, Meadows and Choi scored
            • T. Pham: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Pham grounded out to third
            • End of the 8th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • Diego Castillo relieved Yonny Chirinos
            • C. Frazier: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Frazier grounded out to third
            • M. Andujar: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Andujar grounded out to shortstop
            • G. Urshela: Foul, Foul, Urshela flied out to center
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Nestor Cortes relieved Jonathan Holder
            • T. Pham: Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Pham struck out looking
            • D. Robertson: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Robertson singled to shallow right
            • A. Garcia: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Garcia lined out to center
            • T. d'Arnaud: Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Strike swinging, d'Arnaud struck out swinging
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • Y. Chirinos Pitching:
            • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, LeMahieu homered to center
            • L. Voit: Foul, Ball, Voit hit by pitch
            • B. Gardner: Ball, Strike swinging, Gardner grounded into double play shortstop to first, Voit out at second
            • G. Sanchez: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Sanchez hit by pitch
            • G. Torres: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Torres reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Sanchez out at second
            • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • Jonathan Holder relieved CC Sabathia
            • A. Garcia: Foul, Ball, Garcia singled to shallow left
            • T. d'Arnaud: Strike looking, d'Arnaud popped out to second
            • A. Meadows: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Meadows struck out swinging
            • G. Heredia: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Garcia stole second, Garcia to third on catcher Sanchez throwing error, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Heredia walked
            • W. Adames: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt to first, Strike swinging, Adames reached on an infield single to shortstop, Garcia scored, Heredia to second
            • J. Choi: Choi reached on an infield single to second, Heredia scored, Adames to second
            • Y. Diaz: Ball, Diaz flied out to deep center
            • End of the 6th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 1 Error)
          • 5TH INNING
            • Y. Chirinos Pitching:
            • G. Torres: Strike looking, Foul, Torres singled to shallow left center
            • C. Frazier: Foul, Frazier doubled to deep center, Torres scored
            • M. Andujar: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Andujar fouled out to third
            • G. Urshela: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Urshela singled to left, Frazier to third
            • M. Tauchman: Ball, Ball, Tauchman grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Urshela out at second
            • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • C. Sabathia Pitching:
            • Y. Diaz: Foul, Ball, Diaz lined out to right
            • T. Pham: Strike looking, Pham grounded out to shortstop
            • D. Robertson: Strike swinging, Robertson flied out to deep left
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • Y. Chirinos Pitching:
            • L. Voit: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Voit struck out swinging
            • B. Gardner: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Gardner flied out to deep left
            • G. Sanchez: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Sanchez struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • C. Sabathia Pitching:
            • A. Meadows: Strike looking, Strike looking, Meadows fouled out to right
            • G. Heredia: Foul, Ball, Heredia doubled to shallow left
            • W. Adames: Strike looking, Ball, Adames flied out to deep left
            • J. Choi: Strike looking, Choi flied out to deep center
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • Yonny Chirinos relieved Ryne Stanek
            • M. Andujar: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Andujar grounded out to third
            • G. Urshela: Urshela grounded out to second
            • M. Tauchman: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Tauchman walked
            • D. LeMahieu: Tauchman to second on balk, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, LeMahieu grounded out to third
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • C. Sabathia Pitching:
            • Y. Diaz: Diaz homered to left
            • T. Pham: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Pham walked
            • D. Robertson: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Robertson walked, Pham to second
            • A. Garcia: Ball, Garcia grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Pham to third, Robertson out at second
            • T. d'Arnaud: Ball, Foul, Foul, d'Arnaud lined out to center
            • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • R. Stanek Pitching:
            • G. Sanchez: Ball, Sanchez popped out to first
            • G. Torres: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Torres doubled to deep right center
            • C. Frazier: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Frazier struck out swinging
            • M. Andujar: Strike looking, Ball, Torres out at second, Torres picked off at second, catcher to second
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • C. Sabathia Pitching:
            • A. Garcia: Strike looking, Garcia homered to center
            • T. d'Arnaud: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, d'Arnaud walked
            • A. Meadows: Strike looking, Meadows popped out to second
            • G. Heredia: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Heredia struck out swinging
            • W. Adames: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Adames walked, d'Arnaud to second
            • J. Choi: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Choi struck out looking
            • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • R. Stanek Pitching:
            • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Ball, LeMahieu grounded out to shortstop
            • L. Voit: Foul, Ball, Voit flied out to deep center
            • B. Gardner: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Gardner flied out to shallow left
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • C. Sabathia Pitching:
            • Y. Diaz: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Diaz flied out to deep right
            • T. Pham: Ball, Pham lined out to center
            • D. Robertson: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Robertson grounded out to shortstop
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)