Apr 5, 2017; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Rays designated hitter Corey Dickerson (10) runs around the bases after hitting a solo home run during the first inning against the New York Yankees at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Dickerson’s Hot Bat Lifts Rays Over Yankees 4-1

Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Corey Dickerson had a solo homer and drove in two runs to help beat the New York Yankees 4-1.

Dickerson and Norris Add Runs Early

The Rays scored first with Dickerson hitting a solo home run in the first inning on Yankees pitcher, Michael Pineda’s third pitch of the game.

The Yankees responded in the second inning with a solo homer from outfielder, Jacoby Ellsbury, but it wasn’t long till the Rays took back the lead.

Ray’s catcher Derek Norris singled to right field and drove in two runs to make it a 3-1 ball game.

Norris added a stolen base to his performance and scored from second base on a one-run single from Dickerson. Once Dickerson made it a 4-1 game, there was no more scoring after that.

Dickerson liked the strong start the team came out with.

Cobb Showed Strong Comeback

Rays picther Alex Cobb was looking a lot like his old self in yesterday’s performance. Since dealing with Tommy John surgery and the line drive to his head, Cobb hadn’t won at home for the Rays since August of 2014. That ended yesterday, earning his first win for the 2017 season.

Cobb finished the game with 5.2 innings pitched, four strikeouts, one batter walked, and allowed four hits and one run.

Unlike the Ray’s pitching, Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda started off his season on a bad note, having his first loss in his first game this season.

Pineda only lasted 3.2 innings and allowed eight hits with four runs before being taken out.

Up Next

Up next for the Rays comes a four game series against the Toronto Blue Jays that begins today at 7:10 p.m.

The Rays won their first series meanwhile the Blue Jays lost their first series and are currently 0-2.

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