The New York Yankees (22-18) got back in the win column Friday night with a 6-5 come-from-behind victory over the Tampa Bay Rays (30-10) at Yankee Stadium.
After Tampa Bay retook a 5-4 lead in the seventh inning, Anthony Rizzo stepped up to the plate in the eighth and crushed a go-ahead two-run home run into the right field seats, his second homer of the game and eighth of the season. Wandy Peralta struck out two in the ninth and nailed down the save, helping New York even the four-game series at a game apiece.
Anthony Volpe also went deep for the fifth time and added an RBI single, while Oswaldo Cabrera chipped in a run-scoring single.
Gerrit Cole allowed two runs on four hits over five innings of work. The right-hander also walked two and struck out four. Michael King struggled in relief as he gave up a three-run homer.
The Yankees will try to take a 2-1 series lead on Saturday at 1:05 p.m. Nestor Cortes will take the ball.
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