Early homer by Paredes leads win

by Gary Shelton on July 10, 2024

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Paredes celebrated All-Star pick./TIM WIRT

Wednesday, 4 a.m.

If there was a doubt whether Isaac Paredes deserved the all-star selection he got earlier in the day, consider Tuesday night a bit of evidence.

Paredes launched a three-run homer, his team-leading 15th of the season, to lead the Rays to a 5-2 victory over the New York Yankees.

Paredes’ home run came in the bottom of the first, when the Rays struck for four runs. This time, the bullpen made it stand up.

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Paredes, who leads the team in doubles (tied), RBI and OPS, was the Rays’ only selection to the all-star game.

Ryan Pepiot (5-5)  gave up a run in the first, but he ended up going 5 2/3 innings without giving up another one. The Yankees closed to 4-3 on Ben Rice’s homer, but the bullpen duo of Jason Adam and Pete Fairbanks shut out the Yankees for the last two innings.

Jonny DeLuca doubled in an insurance run in the eighth.

The Yankees and Rays play again tonight at 6:50 p.m. Zach Eflin is scheduled to start for the Rays against Marcus Stroman.

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