Miguel Andujar blasted a solo home run in the fifth inning, but the Yankees would go on to fall to the Rays, 9-7, on Sunday afternoon. >> Box score
5 things to know from Sunday's game...
1) In the top half of the first inning, Trey Amburgey doubled to left field to score Estevan Florial and give the Yanks a 1-0 lead. Jonathan Loaisiga then tossed a shutout first inning, striking out Rays leadoff man Austin Meadows to start the game.
2) RHP David Hale came in to pitch the second inning, but was pulled after 0.2 IP after allowing three runs on four hits. Kevin Kiermaier grounded into a forceout at second base, scoring Jose Martinez. Mike Zunino then singled to right field, scoring Kiermaier and giving the Rays a 2-1 lead. Tyler Lyons came into the game for Hale, but threw a wild pitch, scoring Joey Wendle from third as the Rays took a 3-1 lead.
3) The Yankees cut into the Rays lead when Andujar homered to right field off of Anthony Banda in the top of the fifth inning, making it 3-2 Rays.
4) Amburgey, Thairo Estrada, Thomas Milone, and Diego Castillo all drove in runs in the top of the sixth inning, as the Yanks took a 6-3 lead. But Rays' Lucious Fox drove in two runs on a line drive single to make the game 6-5 after six innings.
5) Randy Arozarena tripled in the bottom of the eighth inning, driving in two runs and giving the Rays an 8-7 lead. Yankees catcher Wynston Sawyer made a throwing error, allowing another run to score, as the Rays took a 9-7 lead.
The Yankees return to George M. Steinbrenner Field on Monday to face the Pittsburgh Pirates at 6:35 p.m. Gerrit Cole will start his first game for the Yanks against his former team, where he played from 2013 to 2017.