The Yankees couldn't match the Cardinals' offense Wednesday afternoon, falling on their home field, 9-5, in Tampa.
Five things to know about Wednesday's game
1) The only offense produced until a last-minute attempt at a comeback in the ninth came from an Austin Romine three-run jack in the bottom of the second. That was the only time the Yankees collected a hit with runners in scoring position, finishing 1-for-10 on the day.
2) Getting the start on the mound today was Jonathan Loaisiga, and though he started off with a 1-2-3 first inning with two strikeouts, he was hammered in the top of the third. He allowed four runs on three hits and two walks while striking out five hitters over 2.1 innings.
3) Gleyber Torres had a pretty good day at the plate, going 2-for-3 with a run scored.
4) Most of the Yankees bullpen couldn't post a scoreless inning, but Aroldis Chapman managed to in the fourth inning. He allowed a single hit while collecting a strikeout. And the hitter that got on was picked off at first.
5) Greg Bird came back down to Earth a bit with an 0-for-2 day with a walk. Aaron Judge had the same line as Bird, while Giancarlo Stanton went 1-for-3.
The Yankees hit the road for a matchup against Phillies on Thursday at 1:05 p.m.