The Yankees’ takeaway from Sunday’s 10-inning 8-7 loss, in which Gerrit Cole surrendered a six-run lead

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May 7, 2023; St. Petersburg, Florida, USA; Yankees starting pitcher Gerrit Cole (45) in the sixth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. / Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports

Yankees Let a huge lead slip past the Tampa Bay Rays 8-7 in 10 innings on Sunday afternoon.

Here are some key takeaways…

— it went into extras (we'll explain how we got there), and the Yankees failed to get the free runner home in the top half of the 10th inning, a major no-no for any road team. at the end of the shift, Isaac Paredes Solo Albert Abreuscoring free runner brandon lowe and ending a wild game at Tropicana Field.

– bet on a 6-0 lead, for which everything is settled gerrit cole In the sixth inning. Righty pitched through his first four shutout innings, including a solo homer before allowing two in the fifth. jose siri, In the sixth, Cole allowed back-to-back doubles, a walk, and then a three- blast. Christian Bethancourt which tied the game and followed Cole off the mound. What once was a 6–0 Yankees lead was completely erased.

In the blink of an eye, Cole went from having an excellent afternoon, allowing six runs (five earned) on eight hits over five innings. He hit two and walked two, and the two homers he gave were the first he had allowed all season.

– The Rays took the lead later in the sixth inning after Siri walked, moved to second on the A's. jimmy cordero wild pitch, and then scored on a high-chopper back to second base to Cordero, who didn't check him to third before playing to first base.

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But the Yankees didn't just roll over. after a harrison bader single (his third hit of the game) and a Osvaldo Cabrera ground-rule double, jose trevino Bader grounded out to bring in and tie the game in the seventh inning.

, Anthony Rizzo The third inning got the bats going for the Yankees, a solo from the lefty, blasting his sixth homer of the year. Josh Fleming, Later in the inning, Bader crushed a two-run shot, his second homer of the series.

Bader has made an impact since coming out of the IL, as he also tripled and went 3-for-5 with a single and two RBIs in this one.

– The Yankees bullpen was spectacular behind Cole. Clay Homes pitched a 1-2-3 seventh inning with a pair of strikeouts, and Wendy Peralta Matched that effort in the eighth. Michael King allowed a baserunner in the ninth, but he grounded out to send the game into extra.

, aaron hicks He had his first extra-base hit of the season when he drew a double down the line in the top of the fourth inning. At that point, the double put the Yankees up 4–0, though that lead would not last.

Hicks went 1-for-4 and is batting .143 on the season.

what will happen next

The Yankees return home to host the Oakland A's on Monday starting at 7:05 p.m.

nestor cortes Faces fellow lefty and former Yankee JP Sears.