Yankees LHP Chasen Shreve surrendered a walk-off home run on the first pitch of the 12th inning as New York lost its third straight game with a 7-6 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday at Tropicana Field. >> Box score
Things to know about Sunday's game
1) Five Yankees relievers combined to throw eight hitless innings until Shreve (2-2) gave up a walk-off home run to Jake Bauers on his first pitch to lead off the 12th inning.
2) Domingo German was shelled by the Rays, allowing six runs and nine hits over three innings. He gave up six extra-base hits, including an Adeiny Hechavarria home run and a Jesus Sucre RBI double that gave the Rays a 6-3 lead in the third inning.
3) Giancarlo Stanton reached base six times, going 5-for-5 with a game-tying home run in the top of the eighth inning. Over his last eight games, Stanton has a .438 batting average with three home runs and seven RBIs. He doubled and scored in the second inning, singled in the fourth, hit an RBI double in the fifth and singled in the 10th.
4) Adam Warren, Jonathan Holder, David Robertson, Dellin Betances and Chad Green combined to strike out nine Rays and walk just four.
5) Rays starter Matt Andriese surrendered a three-run home run to Miguel Andujar in the second inning and lasted just three innings. Ryan Yarbrough (7-5) pitched a scoreless 12th inning after Jonny Venters left the game with an injury.
The Yankees showed some resilience on Sunday, coming back from two- and three-run deficits, but in the end they walked away with a third straight loss.
Being swept is never optimal, and when it comes against a divisional foe, it's magnified. The Yankees simply do not play well in Tampa, and that's unfortunate because New York has to beat inferior clubs whether on the road or at home because the Red Sox are not going to let up.
The walk-off loss overshadowed Stanton's big day at the plate. Now that Stanton seems to be fully acclimated the big hot streak we've been waiting for has come to fruition. The Yankees DH has steadily pushed aside a rough opening month with a .848 OPS in May and he's generated a 1.011 OPS thus far in June with eight home runs and 15 RBIs. Stanton's production thus far is June is more in line with what everyone expected and now we'll see how far this hot streak can carry the club.
The Yankees head to Philadelphia to start a three-game set with the Phillies, as Jonathan Loiasiga faces off against Vince Velasquez.