NEW YORK -- In a wild, wacky and very long game, the Rays outlasted the Yankees 10-5 in 14 innings. The game ended at 12:57 on Saturday morning, a mere five hours and 49 minutes after first pitch on Friday evening.
Pouring it on: In the 14th, the Rays knocked around the Yankees' final reliever, Chris Leroux, for five runs. Wil Myers hit an RBI single. Sean Rodriguez nailed an RBI double. Brandon Guyer knocked an RBI single. Yunel Escobar spanked an RBI single. Ryan Hanigan tapped an RBI single.
Temporarily avoiding the El: With two outs in the ninth, it came down to Jacoby Ellsbury with the Yankees down a run. Brian Roberts had singled to lead off the inning. He moved around to third on a groundout and a stolen base. An out later, it was Juan Carlos Oviedo against Ellsbury.
Ellsbury came through with an RBI single to center. He was making some amends because it was his misplay of a flyball in the fourth that short-circuited Vidal Nuno's start.
Who's on first? The right fielder: This crazy game had to have a five-man infield.
With one out and men on second and third in the 13th, the Rays went to the unorthodox five-infielder two-outfielder alignment. Brett Gardner grounded out, 3-9 (not a typo). It was James Loney to Myers.
The Rays next intentionally walked Ellsbury to face Derek Jeter. Jeter entered the at-bat 0-for-6 on the night and in a 2-for-20 slump.
The Rays returned to a normal defensive alignment. Jeter grounded meekly to the pitcher to end the inning. He was 0-for-7 for the first time in his career. His batting average is down to .250.
With the score tied after the dramatic eighth, Robertson proceeded to give up a run -- his first of the season -- on an Evan Longoria RBI single. Though it wouldn't have been a blown save, Ellsbury took Robertson off the hook.
In the 12th, Ellsbury led off with an infield single and eventually made it to third, but was left there by Soriano. During the inning, there was an epic 4-3-6-3-4-3-4-5-2 double play involving none other than Jeter.
No DH: The Yankees lost their designated hitter in the ninth when McCann moved from DH to catcher after John Ryan Murphy was pinch-hit for. But a pitcher never hit.
Maddon tossed: Rays manager Joe Maddon was thrown out after arguing a replay call in the 12th.
1,000th game: It was the 1,000th game that Joe Girardi has managed with the Yankees.
McCann can: McCann entered Friday's game with a .614 OPS, which was the worst among all catchers in baseball. He was 2-for-6 on the night, including the home run.
Blinded by the Light: In the fourth, Nuno induced a fly ball from Longoria to center that looked like an easy out. Ellsbury lost the ball though, apparently in the lights. So instead of being the second out of the inning, the Rays had a man on third -- with a triple -- and one out.
Next, Nuno gave up a sharp single to Myers, which tied the game at 2. That run, though earned, was hardly Nuno's fault. He gave up another two, including a fifth-inning, two-out solo shot to Desmond Jennings. Nuno went 4 2/3 innings allowing four earned runs, but if Ellsbury doesn't misplay that ball this game might have ended before Saturday began.
Bet on Dellin: In relief of Nuno, Dellin Betances threw 1 1/3 scoreless innings. He gave up two hits, but struck out three of the four batters he faced. Betances, along with Preston Claiborne and Matt Thornton, gave the Yankees the chance to make a comeback.
Kelly with a K: Shawn Kelley pitched two scoreless innings. In the 11th, he struck out the side. The Yankees' bullpen was tremendous, other than Robertson and Leroux.
On deck: Masahiro Tanaka makes the start on Saturday, first pitch at 1:05 p.m.