NEW YORK (AP) — A ninth-inning throwing error by pitcher Brad Boxberger gave the New York Yankees their second straight walk-off win against the Tampa Bay Rays, 3-2 on Saturday.
Steven Souza Jr. tied the score in the top half with a two-run drive, the first home run off Dellin Betances (5-1) since Baltimore’s Jonathan Schoop connected on Aug. 13.
James Loney singled leading off the inning against Betances, who blew a save for the second time in nine chances.
Souza was in an 0-for-26 slide that included 16 strikeouts before his fourth-inning single.
Mark Teixeira doubled past Loney, who was guarding the first-base line, and into the right-field corner against Boxberger (4-4) leading off the bottom half.
Chris Young walked and rookie Ramos Flores, recalled from the minors a day earlier, sacrificed. Boxberger threw wildly to first, and pinch-runner Jose Pirela scored all the way from second.
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