Tampa Bay Rays vs. New York Yankees

Tampa Bay Rays vs. New York Yankees

And the Yankees fans who had flocked to Flushing were having a hell of a good time, too. And on the field, Rays players stretched, shagged flies or took batting practice, getting ready for a home game despite being almost 1,800 miles away from Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla., which sat empty and dark as a storm swirled around it.

The two runs that Sonny Gray allowed would prove fatal as the New York Yankees fell to the Tampa Bay Rays, 2-1.

Ellsbury reached on the catcher's interference, and Frazier lined a full-count slider off the front of the second deck in left for a 5-1 lead, his sixth homer in 20 games at Citi Field.

Fantasy Impact Gray now has a quality start in five of his eight starts with the Yankees and has allowed two runs or fewer in seven of his eight starts with NY. Jaime Garcia takes on Chris Archer in the finale.

The New York Yankees have been at the top of their game and that has put some pressure on the Boston Red Sox. But the worst has seemingly been averted in Tampa, where Irma arrived as a weakened Category 1 hurricane as opposed to the monstrous Category 5 that had been predicted.

Tampa Bay entered the day four games behind the Minnesota Twins in the race for the American League's second wild card. Girardi said Frazier will start Tuesday and possibly Wednesday.

There were dueling attempts at a first-inning roll call - a staple of the right-center field Bleacher Creatures - from left and right fields.

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Todd Frazier capitalized on Trevor Plouffe's two-out error with a three-run homer in a five-run fourth inning, and Jacoby Ellsbury broke Pete Rose's major league record by reaching base on catcher's interference for the 30th time.

"I think that's pretty unusual, because the atmosphere is usually electric when we're here, " Girardi said before the game, talking about the Subway Series excitement when the Mets and Yankees battle before capacity crowds.

"We're the home team. Being labeled the home team doesn't change anything". But Gray settled down from there, ultimately going eight innings while allowing two runs on five hits, walking one and striking out nine. A few Rays fans did make the trek, but they were scattered-individual navy blue islands amid a sea of gray and white. His family, down near Fort Lauderdale in the southeast tip of the state, escaped the storm unharmed despite cataclysmic predictions.

But Cash said any other scenario now but playing at the Trop would "be news to me'".

"That felt a little weird, for sure", Gray said of hearing home-crowd roars throughout a road game taking place maybe 12 miles from their home yard. "Baseball shouldn't be on anybody's mind down in Tampa right now".

Rays: RHP Nathan Eovaldi, coming back from Tommy John surgery in August 2016, struck out two in a hitless inning for Double-A Montgomery on Saturday in the Southern League playoffs.

There was a message for hurricane relief shown on the videoboard.

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