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Friday, July 10, 2020

Rays post perfect tweet about bizarre win over Yankees

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The Tampa Bay Rays had some help from up above during their victory over the New York Yankees on Sunday … quite literally.

The Rays won in a 12-inning thriller, but the game almost had a very different result. Tied 6-6 in the ninth inning, Yankees outfielder Clint Frazier launched a fly ball that seemed destined for the seats. Instead though, the ball caromed off a speaker hanging from the Tropicana Field roof and, being technically still in play, was caught by Rays shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria for an out.

The game would then go into extra innings, where Tampa Bay first baseman Jake Bauers won it with a walk-off homer in the bottom of the 12th. That led to the Rays posting this perfect tweet about the victory on their official page.

Sunday’s contest completed a series sweep for the Rays and marked the first time that the Yankees have lost three straight games this season. As for the Tropicana Field roof, this is far from the first time it has caused controversy.

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