The New York Yankees (76-74) erased a two-run deficit but still fell 3-2 to the Pittsburgh Pirates (70-80), failing to complete the three-game sweep on Sunday afternoon at PNC Park.
New York trailed 2-0 after five innings, but DJ LeMahieu put the Yankees on the board in the sixth with an RBI double, and Anthony Volpe tied the game in the seventh with his 21st home run of the season. However, the Pirates immediately answered and regained the lead before holding on in the ninth despite Austin Wells’ one-out double.
Carlos Rodón pitched into the seventh for the first time as a Yankee, allowing all three runs on six hits over 6.2 innings while striking out 10.
The Yankees will get the day off Monday before they begin a three-game series with the Toronto Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium Tuesday night.