GAME 1 RECAP:
The New York Yankees (45-37) were blown out by the St. Louis Cardinals (34-47), 11-4, in Game 1 of a doubleheader on Saturday evening at Busch Stadium after two rain delays, one of which last two hours and 19 minutes.
Luis Severino could not build off his shutout performance from last week as he got lit up, allowing nine runs (seven earned) over four innings of work.
Three of New York’s four runs didn’t come until the ninth. Oswaldo Cabrera drove in a run with a single and Jake Bauers crushed his seventh home run of the season.
The Yankees will try to bounce back and even the series in the nightcap. Ian Hamilton will take the ball in what will be a bullpen game. The first pitch is slated for 8:30 p.m.
GAME 2 RECAP:
The New York Yankees (46-37) bounced back in the nightcap and evened the series with a 6-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals (34-48) at Busch Stadium.
Several players contributed in this one. Anthony Volpe plated a run with a triple, Harrison Bader and DJ LeMahieu had sacrifice flies, Jose Trevino added a safety squeeze, and Gleyber Torres chipped in a two-run single. Isiah Kiner-Falefa was on base four times, collecting three hits and a walk.
Ian Hamilton made his first MLB start as the opener and gave up a leadoff home run. Ron Marinaccio also allowed a run in relief of Hamilton, while Michael King, Wandy Peralta, Tommy Kahnle, and Clay Holmes had scoreless outings.
The Yankees will try to win the series on Sunday at 2:15 p.m. with Gerrit Cole on the bump.