Stanton, Yankees power way to 9-3 win against Rays in opener
The ball was flying for the Rays as well off Yankees ace Gerrit Cole in downtown San Diego. Cole beat Tampa Bay twice in last year’s ALDS while with Houston. Choi’s shot with no outs in the fourth gave Tampa Bay a 3-2 lead. The teams are meeting in the postseason after Tampa Bay dominated the contentious regular-season series 8-2. DEBUTTampa Bay reliever Shane McClanahan became the first pitcher in baseball history to make his big league debut in a postseason game.