The sight was an all-too-familiar one for Tampa Bay. With a one-run lead in the ninth inning, Colin Poche surrendered a game-tying home run to Aaron Hicks.
The previous three games were all losses — all coming when the bullpen faltered in the ninth inning or later. History was beginning to repeat itself.
But then in the bottom of the frame, Travis d’Arnaud came to the plate and took things into his own hands against Chad Green, stroking a line drive into the front row of the right-center-field seats for a walk-off home run to give the Rays a 4-3 victory over the Yankees on Saturday at Tropicana Field.