The New York Yankees (18-17) jumped out to a 6-0 lead, and Gerrit Cole was cruising through four shutout innings, but things quickly unraveled, and the Tampa Bay Rays (28-7) picked up an 8-7 victory in 10 innings to win the series at Tropicana Field on Sunday afternoon.
After the Yankees failed to score in the top of the tenth inning, Isaac Paredes ripped a walk-off single off Albert Abreu.
Harrison Bader had another big day at the plate, going 3-for-5 with a two-run shot, his second of the season. Anthony Rizzo drilled his sixth home run of the season, while Gleyber Torres, Oswaldo Cabrera, Jose Trevino, and Aaron Hicks chipped in RBIs.
Cole allowed a season-high six runs (five earned) on eight hits, with all the damage coming in the fifth and sixth innings.
The Yankees will head back to the Bronx to open a three-game series with the Oakland Athletics on Monday. The first pitch is slated for 7:05 p.m.
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