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ST PETERSBURG, FL - JUNE 22: Jose Trevino #39 of the New York Yankees celebrates a 5-4 win over the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field on June 22, 2022 in St Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Kevin Sabitus/Getty Images)

YANKEES 5 – RAYS 4

Just when it looked like the Yankees were on their way to their first series loss since May 22, Jose Trevino grabbed victory from the jaws of defeat.

At one point the Yankees had trailed this game 4-1 before rallying for a pair of runs in the sixth and seventh innings (one of which came on a Aaron Judge solo homer) to cut the deficit to 4-3. Come the eighth inning it was Trevino who decided to play the unsung hero that rescued the Yankees. First Isiah-Kiner Falefa drew a walk to open the inning, then Trevino lifted a slider on a 3-2 pitch over the left field wall to give the Yankees the lead for the first time all evening.

Michael King and Clay Holmes would finish the Rays off combining to pitch two no-hit innings in the eighth and nine to wrap up the victory. Jordan Montgomery, who got the start, gave up four runs, receiving a no-decision.

At 51-18, the victory hands New York it’s seventh consecutive winning series. They are also 7-3 against the Rays head-to-head this season. New York will host the Houston Astros tonight in what figures to be a prize fight of a weekend series between the two American League heavyweights.