WATCH: Brandon Lowe Obliterates the New York Yankees With Three Massive Home Runs for the Tampa Bay Rays

Published 10/03/2021, 6:30 AM EDT
Oct 2, 2021; Bronx, New York, USA; Tampa Bay Rays second baseman Brandon Lowe (8) hits a three run home run in the third inning against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports


The Tampa Bay Rays recorded an impressive 12-2 victory over the New York Yankees yesterday. While the scoreline made it seem like a mismatch, the Rays had Brandon Rowe to thank for a phenomenal hitting performance in Yankee Stadium.

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The second baseman smashed three home runs to hand the Rays their 100th victory of this season. Furthermore, the Rays put the Yankees in danger of missing out on the MLB playoffs as well.

Brandon Lowe smashes three home runs against the New York Yankees

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The 27-year-old stole the show in New York right from the get go. Although the Yankees has Jordan Montgomery and Michael King as pitchers, they were no match for Lowe on their home turf.

Out of 10 Rays’ players who stepped up to the plate, seven of them scored at least one run. Lowe top scored with his three home runs, and also notched up an impressive seven RBI.

The first of those three home runs came in the top of the first inning itself. With Montgomery on the pitcher’s mound, Lowe sent a 92mph pitch in the strike zone into the stands on the right-hand side of the field. With two bases loaded, this hit from the 27-year-old meant he scored a three-run home run for the Rays, giving them a 3-0 lead.

The second of those three home runs came in the top of the third inning. Once again, the left-handed Montgomery was on the receiving end of another huge shot from Lowe as he sent a slider into the stand on the right-hand side of the field.

The Rays garnered three more runs from this play, moving to a 6-1 lead to assert dominance.

In the top of the seventh inning, Lowe scored his final home run of the game. This time, Michael King was on the receiving end of Lowe’s brilliance as he sent an 80mph pitch outside the strike zone into the stands. This was a solo home run, moving the Rays up to 9-2 on the scoreboard.

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The Rays recorded its 100th win on Saturday

The 12-2 victory over the Yankees meant the Rays recorded their 100th win of the season. This was the first time they achieved this feat in its history.

Oct 2, 2021; Bronx, New York, USA; Tampa Bay Rays catcher Mike Zunino (10) and second baseman Brandon Lowe (8) celebrate after defeating the New York Yankees 12-2 at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports

While the Rays will take part in the playoffs, the Yankees aren’t quite on the same boat. They need to win their final game against the Rays this Sunday in order to book their place in the AL wildcard game.

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Sanket Nair is an F1 Author at EssentiallySports. A Sports Management graduate, he is a huge fan of Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo and hopes to see Red Bull break Mercedes' dominance and win the World Championship soon. Sanket has been hooked to the sport ever since he watched the battle for the 2010 World Championship go down to the wire at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

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