With the division lead on the line, the Yankees couldn't take down the Rays for the second straight night, losing 7-2 at Tropicana Field. >> Box score
Five Takeaways from Saturday's game...
1) CC Sabathia got the start in this one, and it was the long ball that did him in. Luckily, it was only two solo shots that were hit off the big lefty that totaled his earned runs on the night. Overall, his line read five innings, three hits, two earned, four walks, and two strikeouts.
2) After Sabathia, the Yankees' bullpen didn't help matters. Jonathan Holder coughed up two runs, and recent call-up Nestor Cortes Jr. allowed three runs in the eighth thanks to a Yandy Diaz homer to right field -- his second on the night.
3) The Rays' opener situation worked out, as they held the Yankees to five hits for the whole contest. Clint Frazier's (1-for-3) RBI double and DJ LeMahieu's (1-for-4) solo homer were the only hiccups all game.
4) Gleyber Torres was the only Yankee that had a multi-hit game. He went 2-for-4 with a run scored.
5) With the loss, the Yankees fall back to 1.5 games behind the Rays for the AL East lead
When the DJ plays a deep cut ... pic.twitter.com/1sbttA9K26- New York Yankees (@Yankees) May 11, 2019
The Yankees and Rays finish their series on Sunday at 1:10 p.m. with a good pitching matchup between Masahiro Tanaka and Blake Snell.