Yankees blow eighth-inning lead, lose 4-3 to Cardinals

Yankees blow eighth-inning lead, lose 4-3 to Cardinals

If you were to be given a box score of this game with everything visible except the runs, you would probably think the Yankees won this game fairly easily. They outhit the Cardinals 10-5 and drew five walks. Several members of the heart of the order had multi-hit games, including Aaron Judge, Matt Carpenter, and Josh Donaldson. Although there were no home runs, that still seems like a pretty good recipe for an above average offensive game. That is not what happened. While the Yankees put up all those hits, they went 3-for-11 with runners in scoring position and ended up stranding nine runners on base. That ended up with the Yankees putting up just three runs and leaving them vulnerable if a reliever or two happened to have an …
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