Snell derailed in Bronx after Rays' fast start

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NEW YORK — Left-hander Blake Snell has been arguably the Rays’ best pitcher this season, but on Thursday night, he wished he had a do-over as the Yankees edged the Rays, 4-3, at Yankee Stadium. The loss snapped Tampa Bay’s three-game winning streak.

After three innings, Snell was dealing, striking out seven batters. He was staked to a 2-0 lead, thanks to a leadoff home run by Matt Duffy in the first inning and an RBI single by Wilson Ramos two innings later.

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NEW YORK — Left-hander Blake Snell has been arguably the Rays’ best pitcher this season, but on Thursday night, he wished he had a do-over as the Yankees edged the Rays, 4-3, at Yankee Stadium. The loss snapped Tampa Bay’s three-game winning streak.

After three innings, Snell was dealing, striking out seven batters. He was staked to a 2-0 lead, thanks to a leadoff home run by Matt Duffy in the first inning and an RBI single by Wilson Ramos two innings later.

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By the fifth, however, Snell lost it when the Yankees scored four runs. Rookie phenom Gleyber Torres highlighted the scoring with a three-run homer, following Aaron Hicks‘ solo shot.

Bill Ladson has been a reporter for MLB.com since 2002. He covered the Nationals/Expos from 2002-2016. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook.