The Yankees used a seven-run sixth inning beat the Rays, 13-5, at Yankee Stadium. >> Box score
Five Takeaway's from Sunday's game...
1) The Yankees blew open a 5-5 game in the sixth inning with seven runs. The Rays walked five in the inning and Thairo Estrada had the big hit, a three-run double.
2) Chad Green was the opener in this one and, much like the rest of his season, the results were not good. Green allowed two base-runners in the first inning and then coughed up two homers in his second frame. As Green's descent continues, it's a wonder where the Yanks will use him going forward.
3) A Brett Gardner sighting in the second inning gave the Yankees the lead back with a two-run homer. Gardner kept it going, grabbing a double and single on the day and finished with three RBIs. Gardner has been overexposed as a regular, so maybe the ability to give him some days off on occasion will jumpstart his production.
4) Nestor Cortes Jr. was equally as ineffective as Green in his first full frame. The lefty was tagged for three runs on a walk and two hits including a home run, but then settled down to get the Yanks through two outs in the sixth inning.
5) Aaron Hicks went deep for his first home run of the season. The Yankees need Hicks to replicate his production from 2018 and he seems to slowly be coming around since his return from a back injury that cost him the first six weeks of the season.
Kendrys makes the first move. pic.twitter.com/FXBCihQe8A- New York Yankees (@Yankees) May 19, 2019
BEWARE: Gard dog on duty. pic.twitter.com/szMMdyObw6- New York Yankees (@Yankees) May 19, 2019
Return to the sticks. pic.twitter.com/2hzCG1bwq2- New York Yankees (@Yankees) May 19, 2019
Rally Boys. pic.twitter.com/4bUKVQYCRK- New York Yankees (@Yankees) May 19, 2019
The Yankees head to Baltimore to begin a seven-game road trip with J.A. Happ on the mound against Andrew Cashner.