On Wednesday afternoon, the new york yankees played a road game, although it was in New York's Citi Field. The Tampa Bay Rays had to play the home game there due to Hurricane Irma forcing them away from Tropicana Field.

That still gave the Yankees a bit of an edge as the stadium is under 30 minutes from their home field. In today's matchup, Brett Gardner and Todd Frazier powered the 3-2 victory. Here's the latest Yankees vs. Rays game recap including top performers, statistics, a standings update, and what's next for these two teams.

MLB game recap

After a scoreless first inning, the New York Yankees erupted for three runs in the second inning.

That was enough to give them the win today, as their pitching rotation held the Tampa Bay Rays to just two runs for the rest of the game. The Yankees left Citi Field with a 3-2 victory which will count as part of their road record in the books.

Brett Gardner came up with two of the team's RBIs today while Todd Frazier had the other. Both players hit singles in that crucial second inning. Frazier hit a single to left center early in the inning to score Castro. On Gardner's single to left both Jakob Ellsbury and Frazier scored.

The Yankees used five different pitchers in today's game. Starter Jaime Garcia had four strikeouts and gave up five hits and a run over 4.2 innings. Chad Green ended up earning today's win after striking out three batters. That moved Green to a perfect 5-0 for the season.

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Aroldis Chapman picked up his 18th save of the season after striking out four and giving up just one hit in a bit over one inning pitched.

Standings and what's next

Even though the game was played in New York, the New York Yankees now have a record of 39-39 on the road. After winning their fourth-straight series, they have a record of 79-66 overall.

They continue to lead the American League Wild Card race as the top team there and are also 3.5-games behind Boston for the AL East top spot. The team hosts the Baltimore Orioles on Thursday night starting at 7:05 p.m. ET with Masahiro Tanaka pitching for the NY Yankees. Wade Miley will get the start for the Orioles.

The Tampa Bay Rays fall to 72-75 overall and 37-36 at home, although this game took place at New York's Citi Field. Tampa Bay has a day off before they have a home game on Friday night. They'll host the Boston Red Sox beginning at 7:10 p.m. ET. Jacob Faria will be on the mound for the Rays versus Chris Sale for the Red Sox.