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The seeded Rays beat the Yankees for the second straight day Wednesday night, 8-4, to take a 2-1 advantage in the best-of-five ALDS That pushes the Yankees to the brink of elimination as the Rays look to land their first ALCS trip since 2008 This season produced the only pennant in Rays franchise history and was also their only trip to the league championship series

Heading into Game 3, the Yankees had made four playoff games so far in 2020 They had scored 36 points on 43 hits, including 13 homers Not only were those totals racked up in just four games, but they came against teams of newbie crampon throwers: Shane Bieber, Carlos Carrasco, Blake Snell and Tyler Glasnow Pretty ridiculous, right? It was a tall order for Rays starter Charlie Morton heading into Game 3

Although Morton had to navigate rough waters, he made five innings, allowing two runs (one won) on four hits while striking out six. The biggest curse came at the bottom of the third, when he caused Luke Voit to harmlessly end up blocking loaded bases (scroll down for a discussion of the two calls before Voit Grounder)

Quick: Had you ever heard of Randy Arozarena before the playoffs started? And before this series? The young Rays slugger may still not be known to casual baseball fans, but he does everything he can to get noticed.In the first two games of the series, Arozarena went 5 for 8 with a pair of home runs He started on Wednesday with two singles In his third plate appearance?

That is three consecutive playoff games with a home run Only 10 players have ever had a longer streak (he is tied with 33 others who have made it three consecutive games; full list here) The record is six by Daniel Murphy in his unforgettable 2015 Oh, speaking of which

This was the fifth straight game of those playoffs that he has played No player had ever made a homer in his first five playoff games in any given year before, and Stanton is no longer one match to tie Murphy’s record

With the way things turned out in Game 2 at the end of the throws for the Yankees, Masahiro Tanaka has been pushing to at least match the performance of his counterpart, Morton has failed In more than four innings, the Rays scored Tanaka for five runs on eight hits, including two homers The big hit came at the top of the fourth, after the Yankees tied the game, 1-1, and left the bases loaded Kevin Kiemaier a pulled off a three-point shot and the Rays never looked back

It wasn’t just Tanaka, of course Then Chad Green, one of Yankees The Rays’ most important relievers got it for two runs on three hits in one set of work

In all, the Rays finished with 13 hits, including five for extra bases

Luke Voit has led the major touring tournaments this season He occupies the clean-up spot for one of baseball’s most powerful teams He strikes past Stanton as he sits behind DJ LeMahieu, Aaron Judge and Aaron Hicks I think we could all agree that this is a pretty big place So far in this series, Voit has gone 1 for 11 with an incredible 10 men left on base He doesn’t really clean up anything

On the other hand, the Rays got six RBIs out of the 8-9 places in order We have already touched on Kiermaier’s three-point shot He was in the Eight Hole Ninth with his first start since September 27 was backup wide receiver Michael Perez The first inning of the game was an RBI single from Perez In sixth, Perez gave the Rays plenty of leeway by hitting a two-run homer

Some calls from home plate umpire Mark Carlson drew the ire of Yankees fans early in the game before the Rays pulled out Full story here

The Rays Win Historically, teams with the home court advantage who are up 2-1 in a best of five MLB playoffs continue to win this series 708 percent of the time

Stanton’s 13 RBIs in his team’s first 5 playoff games are the highest since the RBI became official in 1920

Yankees have the most human resources in just one postseason: Giancarlo Stanton – 6 (2020) Alex Rodriguez – 6 (2009) Bernie Williams – 6 (1996)

Giancarlo Stanton’s 5-game home streak is tied for the second-longest such streak in a single playoff series, with Carlos Beltrán 2004 Only longer streak: 2015 Daniel Murphy (6 in a row) (George Springer a also managed 5 consecutive playoff games, but lasted 2017-18)

Five consecutive games with a homerun for Stanton This one falls under « too little, too late »

Yankees: For the first time in franchise history, they’ve allowed 7 points and 3 HR in back-to-back playoff games

That’s 13 hits for the Rays In the regular season, the Yankees have conceded 13 or more hits in one game just five times

Michael Perez’s home run is the 11th home run by a No 9 playoff hitter This is the most in a single playoff hitter of all time (Yes, the universal DH is an important context here, as is the extra post-season ride, of course But it was still fun!)

Quick math gets the Yankees 24 points in 27 innings whenever anyone other than Gerrit Cole is on the mound in the playoffs

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