Yes it’s halfway through the first month of the season, and he may yet turn into a pumpkin, but the Yankees signing of Yangervis Solarte has payed some serious dividends so far. Tonight is a night he’ll remember forever, as he hit his first major league homer and helped start a triple play as the Yankees beat the Rays 10-2 for their fifth straight victory.
The Yankees got to David Price early and often. Jacoby Ellsbury led off with a single. Derek Jeter walked. Three batters later Brian McCann singled in Ellsbury to make it 1-0. The real beat down began in the second. Scott Sizemore led off with a single. Brian Roberts and Ellsbury each tripled to make it 3-0. Jeter followed with an RBI single to make it 4-0. Logan Forsythe scored on a passed ball to make it 4-1, but that’s the closest the Rays got.
In the fifth, Alfonso Soriano and McCann went back to back to make it 6-1. Ellsbury would add a run on a sac fly in the sixth to make it 7-1.
Roberts would drive in a run in the seventh on a single and Solarte added his first homer of his career in the ninth.