TAMPA — With just five games left in the season, the Yankees are still hoping to right the ship as they head into the AL Wild Card game. While this lineup was without three regulars, who are all battling injuries, Aaron Boone had a few things to be positive about in New York’s 9-2 win over the Rays.
Gary Sanchez, who has been struggling all season, looks to have finally turned a corner as he led his team with two hits and four RBI, with the first of which, a three-run homer that capped off a seven-run third inning for the Bombers.
In Severino and Sanchez, the Yankees are hoping that the duo are going in the right direction as they head into the playoffs. Both of them will be key if New York hopes to make any damage this October.
Notably, Aaron Hicks, Gleyber Torres, and Didi Gregorius were all not in tonight’s lineup. Hicks and Torres should be back soon, but the status of Gregorius remains unclear as the season winds down.