After a three-hour and 17 minute rain delay, the Yankees lost to the Orioles, 7-5, at Yankee Stadium on Sunday. >> Box score
Six things to know about Sunday's game
1) J.A. Happ's first appearance of the season got off to a rough start, allowing a three-run home run in the first inning. It didn't get too much better, as Happ lasted just four innings to the tune of four runs, five hits (two homers), one walk and three strikeouts.
2) Luis Cessa came on to relieve Happ and kept the Yankees in the game, tossing 3 1/3 innings of two-run (one unearned) ball. The earned run was charged to him on a home run allowed by Stephen Tarpley. Cessa allowed two hits, walked two and struck out five batters.
3) The Yankees struck out 14 times as a team and also left 14 runners on base. The Yanks managed just two hits with runners in scoring position in 12 chances.
4) Gary Sanchez hit his first home run of the season after striking out in his first three at-bats. Sanchez is hitting .231 on the young season, one in which he is trying to demonstrate that his 2018 offensive season was a fluke.
5) Aaron Judge drove in two runs with a single, but also struck out four times, the last one with two runners on base as the tying run. He stranded six baserunners on the day.
6) Gleyber Torres went 2-for-5 with a double and single. Torres is hitting .417 on the season.
Right back in this. pic.twitter.com/xl1AXC76WJ- New York Yankees (@Yankees) March 31, 2019
Gary Sanchez BLASTS a home run over the wall in left field. pic.twitter.com/Z7Gyb85fxH- YES Network (@YESNetwork) March 31, 2019
The Yankees begin a three-game series against the Detroit Tigers on Monday at 6:35 p.m. at Yankee Stadium. Domingo German (0-0, 0.00 ERA) is expected to face Tyson Ross (0-0, 0.00 ERA).