RHP Hiroki Kuroda (2-1, 3.86)
Kudorda vs. Rays
David DeJesus CF
Ben Zobrist 2B
Matt Joyce LF
Evan Longoria 3B
James Loney 1B
Wil Myers RF
Logan Forsythe DH
Yunel Escobar SS
Ryan Hanigan C
LHP Erik Bedard (0-0, 0.00)
Bedard vs. Yankees
TIME/TV: 7:10 p.m. ET, YES Network and MLB Network
WEATHER: Been raining a lot today. Thankful for the roof.
UMPIRES: HP Joe West, 1B Marty Foster, 2B Clint Fagan, 3B Rob Drake
DO IT AGAIN: On this date in 2005, the Yankees scored 13 innings in the second inning of a 19-8 win against the Devil Rays. At that point, it was only the third time in franchise history that they’d scored 13 in an inning and the first time they’d done it at home.
ALSO ON THIS DATE: A more iconic moment from this date in history came on April 18, 1929 when the Yankees wore numbered uniforms for the first time. Two days later, the Indians permanently adopted them as well. Numbers became standard for all teams in 1932.
AND ALSO THIS: One more thing from April 18 in Yankees history… It was on this date in 1923 that the Yankees hosted the inaugural game at the original Yankee Stadium, where the Yankees beat Boston 4-1. Starter Bob Shawkey got the win and Babe Ruth hit the stadium’s first home run, a three-run shot in the third inning.
UPDATE, 7:35 p.m.: Couple of singles to start the inning, then a bad throw by Loney trying to get the lead runner after a nice play at first, and now the Yankees have the bases loaded with no outs in the second. Here’s Sizemore.
UPDATE, 7:37 p.m.: There’s a three-run double by Sizemore. With no outs, Thomson was looking to hold Johnson at third, but Johnson sprinted through the sign to score on a bad throw to the plate.
UPDATE, 7:39 p.m.: Overturned call at first base. Ichiro is on with a bunt single. That was a 47-second replay delay. Runners at the corners, still no outs, top of the order up.
UPDATE, 8:20 p.m.: Rays turn to the bullpen with two on and two out herein the fourth. Jeter coming to the plate. Still a 4-0 Yankees lead.
UPDATE, 8:22 p.m.: Jeter down swinging.
UPDATE, 8:36 p.m.: Really nice play by Ellsbury for the second out here in the fourth inning, but back-to-back singles and a two-run double by James Loney have put the Rays on the board and cut the Yankees lead in half, 4-2.
UPDATE, 9:30 p.m.: Kuroda was cruising early in this game, but it turned into a real grind after that leaping catch by Ellsbury back in the fourth inning. He’s now out with the lead cut to 4-3 and the go-ahead run on base. Phelps is in to face Forsythe with two on and two outs in the sixth.
UPDATE, 9:45 p.m.: Solarte is going to stay in, but he fouled a ball pretty hard off his shin.
UPDATE, 10:14 p.m.: Warren was ahead in the count, 1-2, against all three hitters he’s faced this inning. Jennings singled in a run, Longoria worked a walk to load the bases, and Loney just singled to put the Rays in front 6-5.