(Sunday, July 5)
NEW YORK YANKEES
Final Score: Tampa Bay 8, New York 1
Bronx, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Erasmo Ramirez threw six strong innings and the Tampa Bay Rays snapped a season-high seven-game losing streak with an 8-1 win over the New York Yankees on Sunday. Ramirez (7-3) gave up just three hits, including Alex Rodriguez’s 670th career home run. He allowed three walks and struck out three to beat the Yankees for a second time this season. James Loney, Logan Forsythe and Curt Casali knocked in two runs apiece for the Rays, who salvaged the finale of the three-game series. Ivan Nova (1-2) pitched five innings in his third start back from Tommy John surgery, yielding four runs — three earned — on six hits and three walks for the AL East-leading Yankees, who had a three-game winning streak snapped.
NEW YORK METS
Final Score: New York 8, Los Angeles 0
Los Angeles, CA (SportsNetwork.com) – Steven Matz wasn’t as dominant at the plate as he was in his last start, but the young right-hander continued to perform at a high level on the mound. Matz, who had three hits with four RBI in his major league debut against Cincinnati, followed up that outing with six strong innings and eight strikeouts to lead the New York Mets to a 8-0 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers. The 24-year-old Matz (2-0) limited Los Angeles to a pair of hits and two walks.