The Rays got all the offense they needed in the first three innings against Yankees starter Domingo Germán. In the first, Austin Meadows crushed his third home run of the season off the right-field foul pole. In the second, Francisco Mejía bounced a comebacker off Germán’s glove into shallow right field for a two-run single. And in the third, Randy Arozarena launched his first home run since his historic postseason to dead center field.
Arozarena, who finished 3-for-5 on Saturday, has hit safely in each of his first seven games to start the season. Eight of his first nine hits have been singles, but he reminded everyone of his impressive power on the first pitch he saw in the third inning. Arozarena unloaded on Germán’s 92.1 mph sinker, crushing it 420 feet to center with an exit velocity of 108.1 mph.