The Yankees had a chance to walk it off in the bottom of the ninth, but instead their spring game against the Phillies ended in a 5-5 tie on Wednesday night in Tampa. >> Box Score
Five things to know about Wednesday's game...
1) Giancarlo Stanton enjoyed another solid night at the dish, going 2-for-3 with a solo homer for an RBI and run scored. His slugging partner in Aaron Judge didn't though, as he went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
2) Masahiro Tanaka got the start for the Yankees for the first time since being named the team's Opening Day starter. He allowed two runs -- both on solo shots -- while scattering four other hits in his 3.2-inning performance. He also totaled six strikeouts and no walks.
3) Greg Bird and Luke Voit continue to make the first base battle hard for the Yankees, as they both had an RBI hit in this one. Voit's was the first run of the game in the bottom of the first, while Bird's tied the game at four apiece in the bottom of the sixth.
4) Bryce Harper, who is just getting his spring started after signing his massive deal with the Phillies, went 0-for-2 against Tanaka with a strikeout.
5) Of all the bullpen pieces that entered after Tanaka, Tommy Kahnle was the most intriguing as he continues to stay strong on the bump. He had a perfect inning in the sixth with one strikeout, as his ERA still stays at zero.
The Yankees face off against a division rival in the Blue Jays on Thursday at 1:07 p.m.