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Lowe hits 3 homers for Rays at Yankee Stadium

October 2, 2021 GMT
Tampa Bay Rays' Brandon Lowe rounds first base after hitting a 3-run home run during the first inning of a baseball game off of New York Yankees pitcher Jordan Montgomery on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
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Tampa Bay Rays' Brandon Lowe rounds first base after hitting a 3-run home run during the first inning of a baseball game off of New York Yankees pitcher Jordan Montgomery on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
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Tampa Bay Rays' Brandon Lowe rounds first base after hitting a 3-run home run during the first inning of a baseball game off of New York Yankees pitcher Jordan Montgomery on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

NEW YORK (AP) — Brandon Lowe has hit three home runs Saturday for the Tampa Bay Rays against the New York Yankees.

Lowe connected for a pair of early three-run shots off Jordan Montgomery, and then launched a leadoff drive in the seventh inning against Michael King, giving the second baseman a career-high seven RBIs.

Lowe bounced to first base in the eighth.

AL East champion Tampa Bay had a 12-2 lead. New York had a chance to clinch an AL wild card with a win, or losses later in the day by Toronto and Seattle.

Lowe has gone deep in his past three games. He increased his career-high total to a team-leading 39 homers with his first three-homer game in the majors. It was his sixth career multihomer game and fourth this year.

Lowe became the fifth Tampa Bay player to hit three home runs in a game and first since Travis d’Arnaud — also at Yankee Stadium — on July 15, 2019. Evan Longoria did it twice, in 2008 and 2012.

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