Cole dominant in Yankees narrow victory over Rays
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Gerrit Cole was nothing short of sensational in a narrow New York Yankees victory on Wednesday night in Tampa Bay.
Neither team struck until the top of the seventh, where the Yanks drew the first and only blood.
Cole continued to toss perfect innings while Aroldis Chapman finished the job. New York defeated the Rays 1-0.
Cole went eight innings, punching out twelve batters, walking none, and allowing just four hits.
Aaron Boone’s Yankees finally are showing some life and were helped out big time by the Oakland Athletics, who defeated the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on Wednesday night. The Bronx Bombers are now within one and a half games of first place in the American League East. That’s a vast improvement from where the Pinstripes started. Staying on this winning trajectory is essential for Boone’s Yankees. This is nowhere near their best baseball, which undoubtedly will be established as they advance. Things are finally looking up in The Bronx!