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Luis Gil gets 1st big league win in 3 years, pitches Yankees over Rays 5-4

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Luis Gil gets 1st big league win in 3 years, pitches Yankees over Rays 5-4
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Luis Gil gets 1st big league win in 3 years, pitches Yankees over Rays 5-4

2024-04-22 07:09 Last Updated At:07:12

NEW YORK (AP) — Luis Gil struck out a career-high nine over 5 2/3 innings for his first major league win in three years, and the New York Yankees took advantage of Adam Civale’s control problems in a four-run fifth to beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-4 on Sunday.

Civale walked three straight batters with two outs in the fifth, then gave up Alex Verdugo’s two-run single and RBI singles by Jose Trevino and Oswaldo Cabrera — all in a three-pitch span — as New York spurted ahead 5-1. The Yankees had been 3 for 17 with runners in scoring position heading into the inning.

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From left to right, New York Yankees' Gleyber Torres, Oswaldo Cabrera, Anthony Volpe and Anthony Rizzo celebrate after defeating the Tampa Bay Rays in a baseball game Sunday, April 21, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

NEW YORK (AP) — Luis Gil struck out a career-high nine over 5 2/3 innings for his first major league win in three years, and the New York Yankees took advantage of Adam Civale’s control problems in a four-run fifth to beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-4 on Sunday.

New York Yankees pitcher Victor González reacts after throwing out Tampa Bay Rays' Harold Ramírez to end the ninth inning of a baseball game Sunday, April 21, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

New York Yankees pitcher Victor González reacts after throwing out Tampa Bay Rays' Harold Ramírez to end the ninth inning of a baseball game Sunday, April 21, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

New York Yankees pitcher Victor González reacts after throwing out Tampa Bay Rays' Harold Ramírez to end the ninth inning of a baseball game Sunday, April 21, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

New York Yankees pitcher Victor González reacts after throwing out Tampa Bay Rays' Harold Ramírez to end the ninth inning of a baseball game Sunday, April 21, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

Tampa Bay Rays' José Caballero, left, high-fives Isaac Paredes after scoring on a balk during the third inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees, Sunday, April 21, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

Tampa Bay Rays' José Caballero, left, high-fives Isaac Paredes after scoring on a balk during the third inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees, Sunday, April 21, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

New York Yankees' Alex Verdugo, left, comes around to score past Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Aaron Civale (34) during the fifth inning of a baseball game Sunday, April 21, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

New York Yankees' Alex Verdugo, left, comes around to score past Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Aaron Civale (34) during the fifth inning of a baseball game Sunday, April 21, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

New York Yankees' Alex Verdugo reacts after hitting a two run-scoring single against the Tampa Bay Rays during the fifth inning of a baseball game Sunday, April 21, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

New York Yankees' Alex Verdugo reacts after hitting a two run-scoring single against the Tampa Bay Rays during the fifth inning of a baseball game Sunday, April 21, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

New York Yankees' Jose Trevino reacts after hitting a run-scoring single against the Tampa Bay Rays during the fifth inning of a baseball game Sunday, April 21, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

New York Yankees' Jose Trevino reacts after hitting a run-scoring single against the Tampa Bay Rays during the fifth inning of a baseball game Sunday, April 21, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

New York Yankees' Alex Verdugo, right, reacts with Jahmai Jones, left, after scoring during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Sunday, April 21, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

New York Yankees' Alex Verdugo, right, reacts with Jahmai Jones, left, after scoring during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Sunday, April 21, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

New York Yankees pitcher Luis Gil throws against the Tampa Bay Rays during the third inning of a baseball game Sunday, April 21, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

New York Yankees pitcher Luis Gil throws against the Tampa Bay Rays during the third inning of a baseball game Sunday, April 21, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

New York Yankees pitcher Luis Gil is called for a balk against Tampa Bay Rays' José Caballero during the third inning of a baseball game Sunday, April 21, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

New York Yankees pitcher Luis Gil is called for a balk against Tampa Bay Rays' José Caballero during the third inning of a baseball game Sunday, April 21, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

New York Yankees pitcher Luis Gil reacts after being called for a balk during the third inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Sunday, April 21, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

New York Yankees pitcher Luis Gil reacts after being called for a balk during the third inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Sunday, April 21, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

New York Yankees pitcher Luis Gil walks off the field during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Sunday, April 21, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

New York Yankees pitcher Luis Gil walks off the field during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Sunday, April 21, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

Verdugo had three hits as New York (15-7) improved to 6-1 in series this season.

Gil (1-1) allowed an unearned run caused by his own throwing error on a pickoff try and the first of his two balks. Making his 11th big league start, the 25-year-old right-hander gave up two hits and three walks.

His only previous win was with six shutout innings in his debut against Baltimore on Aug. 3, 2021. He tore his ulnar collateral ligament while pitching for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on May 18, 2022, and had Tommy John surgery six days later.

“Throughout that time, you stay positive. You keep your head up, you keep doing all the work and you're looking for it to pay off," Gil said through a translator.

He returned to the mound with Class A Tampa last Sept. 1 and has a 2.75 ERA in four starts with the Yankees this season. Gil averaged 95.9 mph with his fastball and got 14 swings and misses, including 11 with his heater.

Amed Rosario extended his hitting streak to 13 games and is batting .351. He had a two-run double with two outs in the eighth off Dennis Santana and scored on Curtis Mead’s single.

“Try not to think about it. Try to keep my mind on just having some fun,” Rosario said through a translator.

Victor González got three outs for his second save, making a dramatic play for the final out with a runner on. González swept his glove behind his back to deflect pinch-hitter Harold Ramírez's comebacker, which bounced toward first. The pitcher sprinted for the ball, scooped it and while falling made an underhand flip to first baseman Anthony Rizzo, then pounded his glove on the grass in excitement.

“That's something that usually I never do,” González said through a translator, “but today it was a reaction.”

Civale (2-2) walked a career-high five while giving up five runs and eight hits in 4 2/3 innings. Tampa Bay has alternated wins and losses over its last 10 games.

“Obviously, three straight walks is never a good thing," Civale said.

Rizzo hit an RBI single following a pair of walks in the first, but the Rays tied the score in the third when José Caballero doubled past the glove of Cabrera at third, advanced when Gil threw a pickoff attempt into center field and came home on a balk.

New York’s 2-0, 10-inning loss Saturday was its first shutout defeat in extra innings at home since July 7, 2001.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Rays: OF Jose Siri had a kidney stone and didn't play. Siri said he went to a hospital and intended to fly home with the team.

Yankees: 3B DJ LeMahieu could start a rehab assignment Tuesday. He has been sidelined since breaking his right foot on a foul ball during a spring training game on March 16. ... RHP Tommy Kahnle (shoulder) probably will advance to batting practice after one more bullpen session, according to manager Aaron Boone.

UP NEXT

Rays: RHP Zack Littell (1-0, 2.14 ERA) starts vs. Detroit and LHP Tarik Skubal (2-0, 2.28) in the opener of a three-game homestand.

Yankees: LHP Carlos Rodón (1-1, 3.66 ERA) starts Monday afternoon’s series opener against Oakland and former Yankees LHP JP Sears (1-1, 4.35).

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From left to right, New York Yankees' Gleyber Torres, Oswaldo Cabrera, Anthony Volpe and Anthony Rizzo celebrate after defeating the Tampa Bay Rays in a baseball game Sunday, April 21, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

From left to right, New York Yankees' Gleyber Torres, Oswaldo Cabrera, Anthony Volpe and Anthony Rizzo celebrate after defeating the Tampa Bay Rays in a baseball game Sunday, April 21, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

New York Yankees pitcher Victor González reacts after throwing out Tampa Bay Rays' Harold Ramírez to end the ninth inning of a baseball game Sunday, April 21, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

New York Yankees pitcher Victor González reacts after throwing out Tampa Bay Rays' Harold Ramírez to end the ninth inning of a baseball game Sunday, April 21, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

New York Yankees pitcher Victor González reacts after throwing out Tampa Bay Rays' Harold Ramírez to end the ninth inning of a baseball game Sunday, April 21, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

New York Yankees pitcher Victor González reacts after throwing out Tampa Bay Rays' Harold Ramírez to end the ninth inning of a baseball game Sunday, April 21, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

Tampa Bay Rays' José Caballero, left, high-fives Isaac Paredes after scoring on a balk during the third inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees, Sunday, April 21, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

Tampa Bay Rays' José Caballero, left, high-fives Isaac Paredes after scoring on a balk during the third inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees, Sunday, April 21, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

New York Yankees' Alex Verdugo, left, comes around to score past Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Aaron Civale (34) during the fifth inning of a baseball game Sunday, April 21, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

New York Yankees' Alex Verdugo, left, comes around to score past Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Aaron Civale (34) during the fifth inning of a baseball game Sunday, April 21, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

New York Yankees' Alex Verdugo reacts after hitting a two run-scoring single against the Tampa Bay Rays during the fifth inning of a baseball game Sunday, April 21, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

New York Yankees' Alex Verdugo reacts after hitting a two run-scoring single against the Tampa Bay Rays during the fifth inning of a baseball game Sunday, April 21, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

New York Yankees' Jose Trevino reacts after hitting a run-scoring single against the Tampa Bay Rays during the fifth inning of a baseball game Sunday, April 21, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

New York Yankees' Jose Trevino reacts after hitting a run-scoring single against the Tampa Bay Rays during the fifth inning of a baseball game Sunday, April 21, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

New York Yankees' Alex Verdugo, right, reacts with Jahmai Jones, left, after scoring during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Sunday, April 21, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

New York Yankees' Alex Verdugo, right, reacts with Jahmai Jones, left, after scoring during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Sunday, April 21, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

New York Yankees pitcher Luis Gil throws against the Tampa Bay Rays during the third inning of a baseball game Sunday, April 21, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

New York Yankees pitcher Luis Gil throws against the Tampa Bay Rays during the third inning of a baseball game Sunday, April 21, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

New York Yankees pitcher Luis Gil is called for a balk against Tampa Bay Rays' José Caballero during the third inning of a baseball game Sunday, April 21, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

New York Yankees pitcher Luis Gil is called for a balk against Tampa Bay Rays' José Caballero during the third inning of a baseball game Sunday, April 21, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

New York Yankees pitcher Luis Gil reacts after being called for a balk during the third inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Sunday, April 21, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

New York Yankees pitcher Luis Gil reacts after being called for a balk during the third inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Sunday, April 21, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

New York Yankees pitcher Luis Gil walks off the field during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Sunday, April 21, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

New York Yankees pitcher Luis Gil walks off the field during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Sunday, April 21, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

KALAMATA, Greece (AP) — Nine Egyptian men went on trial in southern Greece on Tuesday, accused of causing a shipwreck that killed hundreds of migrants and sent shockwaves through the European Union’s border protection and asylum operations.

Outside the courthouse, a small group of protesters clashed with riot police as the proceedings got underway. There were no reports of serious injuries but two people were detained.

The defendants, most in their 20s, face up to life in prison if convicted on multiple criminal charges over the sinking of the “Adriana” fishing trawler on June 14 last year off the southern coast of Greece.

International human rights groups argue that their right to a fair trial is being compromised as they face judgment before an investigation is concluded into claims that the Greek coast guard may have botched the rescue attempt.

More than 500 people are believed to have gone down with the fishing trawler, which had been traveling from Libya to Italy. Following the sinking, 104 people were rescued — mostly migrants from Syria, Pakistan and Egypt — and 82 bodies were recovered.

The protesters could be heard inside the packed courtroom as presiding judge Eftichia Kontaratou read out the names of the nine defendants.

Defense lawyer Spyros Pantazis asked the court to declare itself incompetent to try the case, arguing that the sinking occurred outside Greek territorial waters. “The court be turned into an international punisher,” Pantazis told the panel of three judges. United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres last year described the shipwreck as “horrific."

The sinking renewed pressure on European governments to protect the lives of migrants and asylum seekers trying to reach the continent, as the number of people traveling illegally across the Mediterranean continues to rise every year.

Lawyers from Greek human rights groups are representing the nine Egyptians, who deny the smuggling charges.

“There’s a real risk that these nine survivors could be found ‘guilty’ on the basis of incomplete and questionable evidence, given that the official investigation into the role of the coast guard has not yet been completed,” said Judith Sunderland, an associate director for Europe and Central Asia at Human Rights Watch.

Authorities say the defendants were identified by other survivors and the indictments are based on their testimonies.

The European border protection agency Frontex says illegal border detections at EU frontiers increased for three consecutive years through 2023, reaching the highest level since the 2015-2016 migration crisis — driven largely by arrivals at the sea borders.

Police guard outside a court house in Kalamata, southwestern Greece, on Tuesday, May 21, 2024. Nine Egyptian men go on trial in southern Greece on Tuesday, accused of causing a shipwreck that killed hundreds of migrants and sent shockwaves through the European Union’s border protection and asylum operations. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

Police guard outside a court house in Kalamata, southwestern Greece, on Tuesday, May 21, 2024. Nine Egyptian men go on trial in southern Greece on Tuesday, accused of causing a shipwreck that killed hundreds of migrants and sent shockwaves through the European Union’s border protection and asylum operations. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

A protester bleeds after clashes with police outside a court house in Kalamata, southwestern Greece, on Tuesday, May 21, 2024. Nine Egyptian men go on trial in southern Greece on Tuesday, accused of causing a shipwreck that killed hundreds of migrants and sent shockwaves through the European Union’s border protection and asylum operations. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

A protester bleeds after clashes with police outside a court house in Kalamata, southwestern Greece, on Tuesday, May 21, 2024. Nine Egyptian men go on trial in southern Greece on Tuesday, accused of causing a shipwreck that killed hundreds of migrants and sent shockwaves through the European Union’s border protection and asylum operations. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

Police clash with protesters outside a court house in Kalamata, southwestern Greece, on Tuesday, May 21, 2024. Nine Egyptian men go on trial in southern Greece on Tuesday, accused of causing a shipwreck that killed hundreds of migrants and sent shockwaves through the European Union’s border protection and asylum operations. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

Police clash with protesters outside a court house in Kalamata, southwestern Greece, on Tuesday, May 21, 2024. Nine Egyptian men go on trial in southern Greece on Tuesday, accused of causing a shipwreck that killed hundreds of migrants and sent shockwaves through the European Union’s border protection and asylum operations. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

Police clash with protesters outside a court house in Kalamata, southwestern Greece, on Tuesday, May 21, 2024. Nine Egyptian men go on trial in southern Greece on Tuesday, accused of causing a shipwreck that killed hundreds of migrants and sent shockwaves through the European Union’s border protection and asylum operations. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

Police clash with protesters outside a court house in Kalamata, southwestern Greece, on Tuesday, May 21, 2024. Nine Egyptian men go on trial in southern Greece on Tuesday, accused of causing a shipwreck that killed hundreds of migrants and sent shockwaves through the European Union’s border protection and asylum operations. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

Two of nine Egyptian men accused of causing a shipwreck last year that killed hundreds of migrants arrive at a courthouse for the start of their trial in Kalamata, southwestern Greece, Tuesday, May 21, 2024. The defendants face up to life in prison if convicted on multiple criminal charges. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

Two of nine Egyptian men accused of causing a shipwreck last year that killed hundreds of migrants arrive at a courthouse for the start of their trial in Kalamata, southwestern Greece, Tuesday, May 21, 2024. The defendants face up to life in prison if convicted on multiple criminal charges. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

Two of nine Egyptian men accused of causing a shipwreck last year that killed hundreds of migrants arrive at a courthouse for the start of their trial in Kalamata, southwestern Greece, Tuesday, May 21, 2024. The defendants face up to life in prison if convicted on multiple criminal charges. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

Two of nine Egyptian men accused of causing a shipwreck last year that killed hundreds of migrants arrive at a courthouse for the start of their trial in Kalamata, southwestern Greece, Tuesday, May 21, 2024. The defendants face up to life in prison if convicted on multiple criminal charges. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

Two of nine Egyptian men accused of causing a shipwreck last year that killed hundreds of migrants arrive at a courthouse for the start of their trial in Kalamata, southwestern Greece, Tuesday, May 21, 2024. The defendants face up to life in prison if convicted on multiple criminal charges. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

Two of nine Egyptian men accused of causing a shipwreck last year that killed hundreds of migrants arrive at a courthouse for the start of their trial in Kalamata, southwestern Greece, Tuesday, May 21, 2024. The defendants face up to life in prison if convicted on multiple criminal charges. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

One of nine Egyptian men accused of causing a shipwreck that killed hundreds of migrants waves as he is led by police to a courthouse in Kalamata, southwestern Greece, Tuesday, May 21, 2024. The defendants face up to life in prison if convicted on multiple criminal charges. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

One of nine Egyptian men accused of causing a shipwreck that killed hundreds of migrants waves as he is led by police to a courthouse in Kalamata, southwestern Greece, Tuesday, May 21, 2024. The defendants face up to life in prison if convicted on multiple criminal charges. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

One of nine Egyptian men accused of causing a shipwreck last year that killed hundreds of migrants waves as he is led by police to a courthouse in Kalamata, southwestern Greece, Tuesday, May 21, 2024. The defendants face up to life in prison if convicted on multiple criminal charges. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

One of nine Egyptian men accused of causing a shipwreck last year that killed hundreds of migrants waves as he is led by police to a courthouse in Kalamata, southwestern Greece, Tuesday, May 21, 2024. The defendants face up to life in prison if convicted on multiple criminal charges. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

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