Girardi ejected in animated argument, 3 tossed in Yanks-Rays


- Evan Longoria went 4-for-5 with an RBI single in the bottom of the eighth inning to lead the Tampa Bay Rays to a 5-4 win against the New York Yankees on Friday night at Tropicana Field. Girardi was ejected by Barry in the bottom of the fifth inning and elected to protest Barry by covering the entire plate in dirt.

"We've got to get him right, " Girardi said.

Girardi followed soon after, and got his money's worth. Girardi covered the plate with dirt during the dispute.

"I felt like I was due", Longoria said. "I thought he stared down some of our hitters today, too, for longer than he needed to when they questioned some calls".

"We need to kind of go back to square his mind make the game a little easier, " Rothschild said. "Same with Joe, he argued pitches".

Matt Holliday tied it at 4 on a two-run homer in the eighth off Ryne Stanek.

First, Dickerson, having homered his two previous at-bats, was drilled on the back of his right shoulder by Yankees reliever Tommy Layne with a 87.4 miles per hour fastball.

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Andriese hit Aaron Judge with a pitch leading off the sixth and was thrown out.

"I didn't really think much of it, " said Judge, who calmly walked to first base".

"I know that Tommy's pitching and a sinker got away and got Dickerson", said Judge, who was hit in the ribs. He gave up nine hits in the brief outing and three of them left the yard.

Andriese said there was no intent. That was somewhat surprising since no warning had been issued after Dickerson was hit, and Rays manager Kevin Cash questioned the decision, though to no avail. Tanaka is coming off a start Sunday against Houston where he allowed eight runs and four homers in 1 2/3 innings of a 10-7 loss.

Tanaka moved to the third base side of the rubber, trying to get more tilt on his slider, but Rothschild believes it's time his right-hander returned to the basics.

But Dickerson blasted the Rays back in front with a three-run shot that hit at the base of the videoboard beyond the rightfield seats, measured by StatCast at 442 feet, and with an exit velocity leaving his bat at 110 miles per hour.

Later in the fifth, Rothschild was tossed by plate umpire Scott Barry after Logan Morrison's two-run single put the Rays ahead 9-4.