The New York Yankees’ new pitcher, Gerrit Cole, had a chance to make it 20 regular season games in a row with a victory on Saturday against the Tampa Bay Rays. The only problem was that the Rays were not all that interested in letting the former Houston Astros ace has his way. Having given up six hits and three runs, manager Aaron Boone pulled him from the mound after 4 2/3 innings.
That didn’t qualify him for the win, even though his team did go on to win 8-6 after seven innings of the doubleheader meeting. Aaron Judge hit another home run and Gio Urshela remained hot with a couple of RBIs, sending the Bronx Bombers to 10-5 overall following their 5-3 loss in the other meeting on the day. More bad news did come for the Yankees on the day, though, as Giancarlo Stanton had to come out and now appears to be headed for the disabled list.