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Yankees comeback falls short in loss to Rays

The New York Yankees (23-19) were unable to earn a series win as they fell 8-7 to the Tampa Bay Rays (32-11) on Sunday afternoon at Yankee Stadium. 

New York led 4-3 after four innings but gave up five runs in the fifth, which was capped by Taylor Walls’ go-ahead grand slam off Albert Abreu. The Yankees fought back and made it a one-run game going into the ninth, but the Rays held on. 

Clarke Schmidt was charged with seven runs on six hits over 4 2/3 innings of work. The righty also walked three and struck out five. 

Anthony Rizzo, Oswaldo Cabrera, and Anthony Volpe smacked two-run home runs, while Aaron Judge added a two-out RBI single. 

The Yankees will begin a seven-game road trip on Monday, starting in Toronto with four games against the Blue Jays. The first pitch is slated for 7:07 p.m.