Rays set to 'host' Yankees in NY

Rays set to 'host' Yankees in NY”

Everything was a little off. The American flag in center field flew at half-staff as sets of fans in the left and right field bleachers unfurled flags of their own. The bottom bowl? Packed.

The score, though? That was plenty familiar.

Ellsbury reached on the catcher's interference, and Frazier lined a full-count slider off the front of the second deck in left for a 5-1 lead, his sixth homer in 20 games at Citi Field. The average home crowd at Tropicana Field this season was 15,091 entering Monday.

Rays right-hander Jake Odorizzi (8-7, 4.58 ERA) is scheduled to oppose Yankees left-hander CC Sabathia (11-5, 3.91).

It was the second game of a three-game series relocated from Tropicana Field due to Hurricane Irma's impact on Florida's Gulf Coast. The Yankees' minor-league training complex is in nearby Tampa, which asked its residents to evacuate.

Sabathia didn't factor into the decision last Tuesday after surrendering five runs over 5 1/3 innings as the Yankees fell 7-6 to the Orioles in Baltimore. However, several likely starters have experience at Citi Field from their times with other teams, including Logan Morrison, Corey Dickerson, Wilson Ramos and, most notably, Lucas Duda, who spent his entire career with the Mets before being traded to Tampa Bay on July 26. He lasted 4 2/3 frames before getting lifted with a runner on third base and Yankee-killer Evan Longoria due up.

The Yankees (78-66) had a three-game winning streak snapped. The Yankees (77-65) routed the host Texas Rangers 16-7 to extend their lead over the Minnesota Twins in the race for the first AL wild card to 3 1/2 games. It brought it Matt Holliday and Jacoby Ellsbury and was Frazier's 24th on the season. Didi Gregorius' sacrifice fly to right scored Judge and it was 1-all. Rays RHP Nathan Eovaldi (Tommy John surgery) tossed a flawless inning for Double-A Montgomery on Sunday in his first game action since last August. Aroldis Chapman threw a scoreless ninth.

Robertson took over as Yankees closer in 2014 following Mariano Rivera's retirement, and then left as a free agent to sign a $64 million, four-year deal with Chicago where he had 84 saves in 2 1/2 seasons.

Tyler Austin doubled in the fourth inning.

NOTES: The Yankees scratched 1B Greg Bird (lower back stiffness) about an hour before first pitch. He missed 104 games this season on the disabled list with right ankle problems and missed all of the 2016 season with a torn right shoulder labrum.

Ahead 1-0 on Adeiny Hechavarria's RBI triple in the second, Odorizzi walked Aaron Judge on four pitches leading off the fourth.

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