Newly acquired Rougned Odor had the game winning hit.
Jordan Montgomery was shaky, giving up a 2-run HR in the second inning.
The Yanks got three in the top of the third to go up 3-2. Gary Sanchez walked, and Urshela homered to tie the game. Brett Gardner singled, D.J. LeMahieu hit a ground-rule double, and Aaron Judge walked to load the bases. Aaron Hicks GIDP, Gardner scoring.
Montgomery gave up another 2-run HR in the bottom of the third and Tampa Bay had a 4-3 lead.
The Yanks loaded the bases in the seventh with one out, but LeMahieu GIDP.
The Yanks tied it in the eighth. Judge walked, and with one out, Giancarlo Stanton walked. Gleyber Torres singled to tie the game.
The Yanks blew a chance to go ahead in the top of the ninth. Urshela doubled and Gardner walked. LeMahieu grounded into a force but reached second on a throwing error, Gardner going to third. Gardner thought a wild pitch would get away from the catcher, but it popped up straight to the catcher and Gardner was a dead duck in a rundown.
In the tenth, it appeared as if the Yanks would blow another chance. Judge started the inning at second base, and Hicks was HBP. Tauchman, who had PR for Stanton earlier, bunted the runners over. Torres hit into a fielder’s choice, and Judge was out at home. It appeared as if the Yanks blew another opportunity.
But Odor singled to put the Yanks up 5-4. Gary Sanchez singled to put the Yanks up 6-4, then Urshela singled to make it 7-4 and when the RF made a two-base error on the play, Sanchez scored to make it 8-4 and Urshela went all the way to third.
Montgomery 5 IP, 4 R, 5 H, 2 W, 4 K. Gave up 2 HR. 3.27
Green 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 3 K. 0.00
O’Day 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 0.00
Chapman (W, 1-0) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K. 0.00
Abreu 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 0.00
The Yanks traded Thairo Estrada to the Giants for cash.