NEW YORK – Brandon Lowe collided with three guards and crushed the Tampa Bay Rays of the New York Yankees 12-2 Saturday night, who were unable to secure a post-season berth.
Starter Jordan Montgomery had a chance to lead his team to the playoffs. Instead, he’s had a career-high seven runs that he’s earned over 2 and 3 innings.
Montgomery (6-7) allowed a pair of three early home runs to Lowe, who hit Homer third in the seventh inning from Michael King.
Even with the embarrassing loss of 41,648 spectators who booed him at Yankee Stadium, New York could close the post-season ticket later, if Toronto and Seattle go down.
Otherwise, the Yankees will have to strive for victory in the last game of the regular season, Sunday against Tampa Bay. That would be enough for New York to get a wild card.
In fact, the Yankees are guaranteed at least one playoff, which will take place on Monday, to advance to the playoffs for the fifth consecutive year.
But after losing the first two games of the series to Tampa Bay, New York was no longer in control of its destiny to host the wild card game. Now Boston needs to lose.
Today the Yankees started a game on the Red Sox in a fight for the first wild card place. Boston played in Washington.
The victory went to Colombian Luis Patiño (5-3), who settled two games without accepting any kick.
For Rai, Cuban Randy Arrosarina scored 4-3 in two rounds, and Yandy Diaz scored 4-0 in one round. Dominican Wanderer Franco 6-3 with two runs and one record, Nelson Cruz 5-2, Manuel Margo 5-2 with one goal, Francisco Mejia 4-2.
For the Yankees, Venezuelan Jaliber Torres 4-0. Colombian Gio Urciela 4-1 with RBI. Dominican Gary Sanchez 3-0.