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Yankees fall to Rays, suffer fifth straight series loss

The New York Yankees’ offensive struggles continued on Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium as they fell, 3-1, to the Tampa Bay Rays and suffered their fifth straight series loss. New York has dropped 11 of their last 13 games and has scored just nine runs in their last seven games.

Nestor Cortes started for the Yankees and surrendered three runs over seven innings while striking out three. The left-hander made just one mistake as he allowed a three-run home run to Randy Arozarena in the first inning.

New York’s only run of the contest came in the fifth inning on a fielding error. They had just four hits, with two coming from Andrew Benintendi.

Albert Abreu tossed two scoreless innings in relief.

The Yankees will try to avoid the three-game sweep on Wednesday with Domingo Germán on the mound. The first pitch is set for 7:05 p.m.