The New York Yankees completed the three-game sweep of the Tampa Bay Rays with a 2-1 walk-off victory on Thursday night at Yankee Stadium.
Anthony Rizzo drilled his 16th home run of the season into the bullpen in right-center in the bottom of the ninth to give New York the win.
Anthony Rizzo’s 16th home run of the season.
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Rizzo drove in the other run and tied the game in the sixth with an RBI single to right-center. He had two of the Yankees’ four hits.
Clarke Schmidt started on the mound for New York after Luis Severino was scratched before the game and put on the COVID-19 injured list. The right-hander tossed three shutout innings while striking out five. Ryan Weber, who was selected to a Major League contract and added to the 26-man roster from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre before the game, allowed one run over 3 2/3 innings. Ron Marinaccio and Michael King also had scoreless outings in relief.
The Yankees will head to Toronto to begin a three-game series with the Blue Jays on Friday night. Jordan Montgomery will get the start on the hill for New York. The first pitch is slated for 7:07 p.m.