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Yankees snap three-game skid with win over Rays in series finale

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  • Kyle Evans 

The New York Yankees (56-52) snapped a three-game skid with a 7-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays (66-45) in the series finale on Wednesday night at Yankee Stadium.

Giancarlo Stanton drove in four of the seven runs, including his 15th home run of the season, which put the Yankees on top for good.

Anthony Volpe collected three hits, including his 14th homer, and stole his 20th base.

Gerrit Cole tossed seven innings of two-run ball while walking two and striking out eight. The right-hander improved to 10-2 on the season and owns a 2.64 ERA.

Tommy Kahnle struck out three in a scoreless eighth, and Clay Holmes struck out two in a scoreless ninth.

The Yankees will begin a four-game series with the Houston Astros on Thursday night in the Bronx. The first pitch is scheduled for 7:15 p.m.