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Yankees hold off Rays to salvage final game of series

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  • Kyle Evans 

The New York Yankees really needed a win, and they got one as they held off the Tampa Bay Rays, 2-1, on Sunday afternoon at Tropicana Field. With the victory, New York finished the 10-game road trip with a 4-6 record.

Aaron Judge led the offense yet again as he crushed his Major League-leading 53rd home run of the season and scored what would be the winning run on Oswaldo Cabrera’s sacrifice fly in the seventh inning.

Frankie Montas started on the mound for New York and turned in his best start as a Yankee. The right-hander tossed five shutout innings while allowing just one hit and striking out seven.

Lou Trivino, Ron Marinaccio, and Jonathan Loáisiga all had scoreless appearances out of the bullpen. Clay Holmes surrendered a ninth-inning run but was able to secure his 18th save of the season.

The Yankees will head back to the Bronx to begin a four-game series with the Minnesota Twins on Monday at 1:05 p.m. Jameson Taillon will get the ball for the opener.