Boone dubs Yanks 'savages' during rant in 6-2 win over Rays

NEW YORK (AP) The Savages of The Stadium. That's what the New York Yankees are in the mind of manager of Aaron Boone.

Boone got fired up at rookie umpire Brennan Miller in a profane second-inning rant , and New York awoke from a sleepy start to rally past the Tampa Bay Rays 6-2 in a doubleheader opener Thursday that reopened a seven-game AL East lead.

After Domingo German gave up homers to his first two batters, Gio Urshela hit a tying home run in the second off Yonny Chirinos. And then Boone indelibly imprinted his temper on the Yankees season.

Brett Gardner took a 1-2 splitter on or off the inside of the plate for strike three, returned to the dugout, slammed his bat into the helmet cubbyholes nine times and then eight times into the dugout roof. Microphones caught Boone yelling that the pitch was outside to Miller, a Triple-A International League crew chief who made his big league debut April 20 as a call-up umpire.

Miller said, ''I heard you, Aaron,'' and when Boone persisted, the umpire ejected him. Boone ran out and kept up the argument, getting close to Miller's face and clapping his hands for emphasis in a profanity filled performance that would have made Billy Martin proud.

''My guys are f------ savages in that f------ box, right? And you're having a piece of s--- start to this game. I feel bad for you, but f------ get better,'' Boone said, going on to repeat his thoughts several times. He told Miller to ''tighten it up right now, OK?''

Chirinos had thrown a 1-1 pitch to Aaron Judge in the first that appeared to be low before dropping a splitter into the strike zone for strike three.

''Just a big game, and just felt like some things weren't going our way there early, and it felt like it needed to be known,'' Boone said. ''Sometimes in the heat of the battle, you just kind of utter some things. But I feel that way about our guys, no doubt.''

Boone was tossed for the third time this season and the seventh time in two years as a big league manager. Gardner applauded after Boone's tantrum.

''Certainly didn't want anyone else getting tossed. We were pretty heated there, several of our guys there in the first couple of innings,'' Boone said. ''So I just felt it was necessary in that spot to kind of take the attention off some of the other guys.''

After Wednesday night's rainout was rescheduled as part of the doubleheader, the start was delayed 1 hour, 26 minutes because more rain was forecast. Austin Meadows homered on German's fourth pitch and Diaz on his eighth , both curveballs.

German (12-2) rebounded to win his third straight start since recovering from a hip injury, allowing four hits in six innings. Boone's tirade inspired him.

''I loved it,'' German said through a translator. ''Personally, I fed off that energy. It gave me a boost to concentrate and go out there, do my job and try to get this victory for him, because he went out there and fought for us. I felt that it was my responsibility to go back out there and return the favor.''

Gary Sanchez smashed a go-ahead 110 mph single off the glove of third baseman Yandy Diaz during a three-run fifth. Diaz had helped the Yankees come alive when he dropped Didi Gregorius' leadoff popup in the second for a two-base error.

''Just with the breeze, it kind of was moving one way or the other,'' Diaz said through a translator.

Luke Voit singled in a run in the fifth and Urshela had an RBI double as part of a three-hit game that raised his average to .308. Aaron Hicks added a sixth-inning homer.

Chirinos (9-5) gave up five runs - four earned - and nine hits in five innings, including the 17th homer he allowed this season.

Charlie Morton (11-2) was to start the second game for the Rays and Chad Green (2-3) for the Yankees.

DRAWING BOARD

Gregorius, adding to his Twitter emojis after Yankees win, debuted his Instagram portraits of Yankees teammates this week with Edwin Encarnacion with a parrot on his right arm, a reference to Encarnacion's parrot wing motion during home run trots.

ANNIVERSARY

David Cone threw out a ceremonial first pitch before the second game on the 20th anniversary of his perfect game against Montreal.

BUCK'S BACK

Former Yankees manager Buck Showalter, let go by Baltimore at the end of last season, is working this week as a studio analyst for the Yankees' YES Network.

FOUR HOLE

Kevin Kiermaier hit cleanup for the first time in his big league career and went 1 for 4 with a double.

TRAINER'S ROOM

RHP Luis Severino and RHP Dellin Betances (lat strains) threw on flat ground for the second straight day and third time in four days.

UP NEXT

Rays: Tampa Bay had not announced a starter for Friday's game at Baltimore.

Yankees: Pushed back because of the rainout, LHP J.A. Happ (7-5) is slated to start Friday against Colorado and LHP Kyle Freeland (2-6).

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  • W: D. German (12-2)L: Y. Chirinos (8-5)
  • HR: TB - A. Meadows (15), Y. Diaz (14), NYY - A. Hicks (9), G. Urshela (9)
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N. Lowe DH30000101.286.354.543.8971.0
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A. Garcia RF40100031.280.334.441.775-0.5
J. Choi 1B30000112.258.349.411.7610.5
T. d'Arnaud C30000001.241.302.451.7520.0
J. Wendle 2B20000101.182.258.236.4941.0
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    D. LeMahieu 2B50100023.329.374.508.8821.0
    A. Judge RF41100021.302.420.540.9601.0
    A. Hicks CF42211011.243.332.462.7938.5
    E. Encarnacion DH30000112.223.333.514.8470.5
    G. Sanchez C41210002.244.314.541.8554.0
    D. Gregorius SS41000003.245.272.400.6721.0
    L. Voit 1B40110012.275.385.489.8741.5
    G. Urshela 3B41331000.308.356.492.84811.0
    B. Gardner LF30000122.245.327.464.7910.0
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      BATTING
      • 2B - K. Kiermaier (14)
      • HR - A. Meadows (15), Y. Diaz (14)
      • RBI - A. Meadows (45), Y. Diaz (37)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Meadows, J. Choi 2 (2), J. Wendle
      BATTING
      • 2B - D. LeMahieu (22), A. Hicks (10), G. Urshela (17)
      • HR - A. Hicks (9), G. Urshela (9)
      • RBI - A. Hicks (29), G. Sanchez (58), L. Voit (51), G. Urshela 3 (45)
      • 2-Out RBI - A. Hicks (15), L. Voit (16), G. Urshela (16)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. LeMahieu 3 (3), G. Sanchez 2 (2), B. Gardner 2 (2)
      FIELDING
      • E - Y. Diaz (5)
      FIELDING
      • DP - 2 (LeMahieu-Gregorius-Voit; LeMahieu-Gregorius-Voit)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      Y. Chirinos (L, 8-5)5.09542813.291.02-1.0
      R. Stanek1.01110113.291.121.5
      H. Wood1.00000002.081.123.0
      A. Kolarek1.00000003.891.243.0
      PITCHERSIP
      Y. Chirinos (L, 8-5)5.0
      R. Stanek1.0
      H. Wood1.0
      A. Kolarek1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      D. German (W, 12-2)6.04222523.381.0522.5
      T. Kahnle1.00001102.891.042.5
      Z. Britton1.00000302.251.234.5
      D. Hale1.01000102.371.122.5
      PITCHERSIP
      D. German (W, 12-2)6.0
      T. Kahnle1.0
      Z. Britton1.0
      D. Hale1.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - Y. Chirinos 104-64, R. Stanek 13-8, H. Wood 13-6, A. Kolarek 17-10
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Y. Chirinos 4-4, H. Wood 1-2, A. Kolarek 2-1
      • Batters Faced - Y. Chirinos 27, R. Stanek 4, H. Wood 3, A. Kolarek 3
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - D. German 90-56, T. Kahnle 16-9, Z. Britton 12-9, D. Hale 13-7
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. German 3-8, T. Kahnle 2-0, D. Hale 1-1
      • Batters Faced - D. German 22, T. Kahnle 4, Z. Britton 3, D. Hale 4
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      A. Meadows LF41111031.291.365.526.8914.5
      Y. Diaz 3B41211010.283.353.507.8606.5
      N. Lowe DH30000101.286.354.543.8971.0
      K. Kiermaier CF40100001.252.299.435.7332.0
      A. Garcia RF40100031.280.334.441.775-0.5
      J. Choi 1B30000112.258.349.411.7610.5
      T. d'Arnaud C30000001.241.302.451.7520.0
      J. Wendle 2B20000101.182.258.236.4941.0
      W. Adames SS30000021.243.301.389.690-1.0
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      R. Stanek P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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        D. LeMahieu 2B50100023.329.374.508.8821.0
        A. Judge RF41100021.302.420.540.9601.0
        A. Hicks CF42211011.243.332.462.7938.5
        E. Encarnacion DH30000112.223.333.514.8470.5
        G. Sanchez C41210002.244.314.541.8554.0
        D. Gregorius SS41000003.245.272.400.6721.0
        L. Voit 1B40110012.275.385.489.8741.5
        G. Urshela 3B41331000.308.356.492.84811.0
        B. Gardner LF30000122.245.327.464.7910.0
        D. German P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
        T. Kahnle P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
        Z. Britton P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
        D. Hale P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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          BATTING
          • 2B - K. Kiermaier (14)
          • HR - A. Meadows (15), Y. Diaz (14)
          • RBI - A. Meadows (45), Y. Diaz (37)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Meadows, J. Choi 2 (2), J. Wendle
          BATTING
          • 2B - D. LeMahieu (22), A. Hicks (10), G. Urshela (17)
          • HR - A. Hicks (9), G. Urshela (9)
          • RBI - A. Hicks (29), G. Sanchez (58), L. Voit (51), G. Urshela 3 (45)
          • 2-Out RBI - A. Hicks (15), L. Voit (16), G. Urshela (16)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. LeMahieu 3 (3), G. Sanchez 2 (2), B. Gardner 2 (2)
          FIELDING
          • E - Y. Diaz (5)
          FIELDING
          • DP - 2 (LeMahieu-Gregorius-Voit; LeMahieu-Gregorius-Voit)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          Y. Chirinos (L, 8-5)5.09542813.291.02-1.0
          R. Stanek1.01110113.291.121.5
          H. Wood1.00000002.081.123.0
          A. Kolarek1.00000003.891.243.0
          Total8.01065292---
          PITCHERSIP
          Y. Chirinos (L, 8-5)5.0
          R. Stanek1.0
          H. Wood1.0
          A. Kolarek1.0
          Total8.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          D. German (W, 12-2)6.04222523.381.0522.5
          T. Kahnle1.00001102.891.042.5
          Z. Britton1.00000302.251.234.5
          D. Hale1.01000102.371.122.5
          Total9.05223102---
          PITCHERSIP
          D. German (W, 12-2)6.0
          T. Kahnle1.0
          Z. Britton1.0
          D. Hale1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - Y. Chirinos 104-64, R. Stanek 13-8, H. Wood 13-6, A. Kolarek 17-10
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Y. Chirinos 4-4, H. Wood 1-2, A. Kolarek 2-1
          • Batters Faced - Y. Chirinos 27, R. Stanek 4, H. Wood 3, A. Kolarek 3
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - D. German 90-56, T. Kahnle 16-9, Z. Britton 12-9, D. Hale 13-7
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. German 3-8, T. Kahnle 2-0, D. Hale 1-1
          • Batters Faced - D. German 22, T. Kahnle 4, Z. Britton 3, D. Hale 4
          • 6TH INNING
            Hicks homered to right26
          • 5TH INNING
            Urshela doubled to shallow left, Sanchez scored, Voit to third25
            Voit singled to shallow right, Hicks scored, Sanchez to second24
            Sanchez reached on an infield single to third, Judge scored, Hicks to third23
          • 2ND INNING
            Urshela homered to right center, Gregorius scored22
          • 1ST INNING
            Diaz homered to left20
            Meadows homered to right10
          • 9TH INNING
            • David Hale relieved Zack Britton
            • N. Lowe: Ball, Lowe fouled out to third
            • K. Kiermaier: Ball, Ball, Kiermaier doubled to deep left
            • A. Garcia: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Garcia struck out swinging
            • J. Choi: Ball, Choi grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • Zack Britton relieved Tommy Kahnle
            • W. Adames: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Adames struck out swinging
            • A. Meadows: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Meadows struck out looking
            • Y. Diaz: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Diaz struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Adam Kolarek relieved Hunter Wood
            • G. Urshela: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Urshela flied out to deep right
            • B. Gardner: Strike swinging, Ball, Gardner grounded out to pitcher
            • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, LeMahieu grounded out to third
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • Tommy Kahnle relieved Domingo German
            • A. Garcia: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Garcia struck out swinging
            • J. Choi: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Choi walked
            • T. d'Arnaud: d'Arnaud reached on fielder's choice to third, Choi out at second
            • J. Wendle: Wendle grounded out to pitcher
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Hunter Wood relieved Ryne Stanek
            • G. Sanchez: Ball, Ball, Sanchez popped out to second
            • D. Gregorius: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Gregorius popped out to second
            • L. Voit: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Voit grounded out to third
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • D. German Pitching:
            • Y. Diaz: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Diaz flied out to center
            • N. Lowe: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Lowe flied out to shallow left
            • K. Kiermaier: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Kiermaier lined out to center
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Ryne Stanek relieved Yonny Chirinos
            • D. LeMahieu: LeMahieu lined out to shortstop
            • A. Judge: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Judge struck out looking
            • A. Hicks: Ball, Hicks homered to right
            • E. Encarnacion: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Encarnacion popped out to first
            • End of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • D. German Pitching:
            • T. d'Arnaud: Strike looking, d'Arnaud flied out to right
            • J. Wendle: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Wendle walked
            • W. Adames: Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Adames struck out swinging
            • A. Meadows: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Meadows struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Y. Chirinos Pitching:
            • A. Judge: Ball, Ball, Judge singled to center
            • A. Hicks: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Hicks doubled to deep left, Judge to third
            • E. Encarnacion: Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Encarnacion struck out swinging
            • G. Sanchez: Ball, Sanchez reached on an infield single to third, Judge scored, Hicks to third
            • D. Gregorius: Gregorius popped out to shortstop
            • L. Voit: Ball, Strike looking, Voit singled to shallow right, Hicks scored, Sanchez to second
            • G. Urshela: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Urshela doubled to shallow left, Sanchez scored, Voit to third
            • B. Gardner: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Gardner struck out swinging
            • End of the 5th (3 Runs, 5 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • D. German Pitching:
            • K. Kiermaier: Ball, Ball, Kiermaier grounded out to second
            • A. Garcia: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Garcia struck out swinging
            • J. Choi: Strike (foul tip), Choi flied out to left
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Y. Chirinos Pitching:
            • G. Sanchez: Ball, Sanchez singled to left center
            • D. Gregorius: Foul, Gregorius flied out to center
            • L. Voit: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Voit struck out swinging
            • G. Urshela: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Urshela singled to shallow right, Sanchez to second
            • B. Gardner: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Gardner walked, Sanchez to third, Urshela to second
            • D. LeMahieu: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, LeMahieu struck out swinging
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • D. German Pitching:
            • A. Meadows: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Meadows struck out swinging
            • Y. Diaz: Foul, Foul, Diaz singled to center
            • N. Lowe: Lowe grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Diaz out at second
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • Y. Chirinos Pitching:
            • A. Judge: Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Judge flied out to right
            • A. Hicks: Hicks grounded out to shortstop
            • E. Encarnacion: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Encarnacion flied out to right
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • D. German Pitching:
            • T. d'Arnaud: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, d'Arnaud fouled out to catcher
            • J. Wendle: Ball, Ball, Wendle flied out to left
            • W. Adames: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Adames flied out to right
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Y. Chirinos Pitching:
            • D. Gregorius: Ball, Ball, Gregorius safe at first on 3rd baseman Diaz fielding error, Gregorius to second
            • L. Voit: Ball, Voit grounded out to second, Gregorius to third
            • G. Urshela: Ball, Urshela homered to right center, Gregorius scored
            • B. Gardner: Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Gardner struck out looking
            • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, LeMahieu struck out swinging
            • End of the 2nd (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
          • 1ST INNING
            • D. German Pitching:
            • A. Meadows: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Meadows homered to right
            • Y. Diaz: Ball, Foul, Foul, Diaz homered to left
            • N. Lowe: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Lowe walked
            • K. Kiermaier: Strike looking, Foul, Kiermaier grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Lowe out at second
            • A. Garcia: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Garcia singled to center
            • J. Choi: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Choi struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 1st (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Y. Chirinos Pitching:
            • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Strike looking, LeMahieu doubled to left center
            • A. Judge: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike looking, Judge struck out looking
            • A. Hicks: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Hicks struck out swinging
            • E. Encarnacion: Strike (foul tip), Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Encarnacion walked
            • G. Sanchez: Sanchez reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Encarnacion out at second
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)