Yandy and Randy lead Rays’ victory

by Gary Shelton on May 12, 2024

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Diaz had a homer and two doubles./TIM WIRT

Sunday, 4 a.m.

They haven’t headlined this season. The vaunted Yandy and Randy Show has been pretty much grounded.

But on Saturday afternoon, Yandy Diaz and Randy Arozarena were again carrying big sticks.

Together, they two had five hits — two homers and three doubles — and drove in six runs in a 7-2 victory over the

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New York Yankees. The win allowed the Rays to move back to the .500 level at 20-20 on the season.

Yandy and Randy — both all-stars a year ago — had struggled in the first quarter of the season. Diaz’ average had dipped as low as .196, and Arozarena’s had fallen to .140. But both have shown signs of improvement lately.

It came Saturday. Diaz had two doubles and a homer — all at more than 100 miles an hour coming off the bat. Arozarena had a three-run homer as the Rays erased an early 2-1 deficit.

Isaac Paredes also had two hits and an RBI.

Zack Littell went 5 2/3 innings and allowed just four hits for the Rays. Pete Fairbank returned after missing 19 games to finish the ninth inning for the Rays. 

The teams play again today (1:40 p.m.). Tyler Alexander will start for the Rays against Luis Gil.

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