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Latest news for New York Yankees vs Tampa Bay Rays on 5/26/2022.

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The New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox are playing in a series with the expected balance that ignores where each team is in their respective 2022 campaigns. It doesn't matter that the Yanks have a commanding lead in the AL East, and the Red Sox have a sub-.500 record in last place of the division.

This series heads into the rubber match at a dead-even split with each ballclub taking a 3-2 win over the first couple of games, and the Yankees will look to get out with a series win at Fenway en route to regaining their first-half form.

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Since the start of the pandemic, we have kept you posted on what the Yankees have been up to on social media. Now that the 2022 regular season season is well underway, we'll see more action from our favorite players and Yankee figures. Here's your weekly update on what your favorite Yankees have been doing on social media!

Rizzo's birthday cake

Anthony Rizzo missed a handful of games this past week with lower-back tightness, but also celebrated his 33rd birthday on August 8th. So, his teammates decided to mess with him a little bit by putting "we got your back" on his birthday cake.

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New York Post | Jon Heyman: Apparently the chase for Luis Castillo ahead of August 2nd's trade deadline was a real one, although it seems the Reds were less interested in the Yankees' offer than you might expect. The club offered top outfield prospect Jasson Dominguez as the headliner in a trade package, but balked at the inclusion of either Anthony Volpe or Oswald Peraza, and Cincy clearly prioritized the higher-ranked infielders.

Boston Globe | Peter Abraham: Andrew Benintendi made a second homecoming of sorts this weekend, returning to Fenway for the first time since being dealt to Kansas City over the winter.

I don't know how Drew Rasmussen feels, but I'm exhausted. You can only hold your breath for so long! The boys turned in an entertaining 4-1 win, in which Drew Rasmussen pitched into the ninth with a perfect game intact.

Lineups!

Both pitchers were cruising early, with no hits for either team through fifteen outs. But Jose Siri broke the string, collecting the game's first hit with a third inning leadoff single to right.

[Side note: When did Siri ditch that little toe-point batting stance? I just noticed today that he had a much more conventional set up.

If ever there should have been a series for the Rays to capitalize against another team to bolster their chances at locking down a wildcard spot, this would be that series. The Tigers have not been good this season, and that is putting it mildly. With Detroit fans rallying for the firing of the team GM, and almost no major moves made at the deadline, the Tigers were poised to be swept this weekend.

Yet, things really didn't go the Rays' way in this second game of the series. Corey Kluber, who has a strong record against the Tigers, did well, but had a bumpy start that gave the Tigers their early lead.

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