The Pittsburgh Pirates were swept out of Yankee Stadium after a 14-2 loss to the New York Yankees on Wednesday night.
New York won their 90th game of the season on Wednesday, sending the Bucs to their 94th defeat of 2022. Their 14 runs came off 11 hits, while the Pirates managed just four hits on the night.
Roansy Contreras started for Pittsburgh and was touched up for six runs on six hits in 4.2 innings. He did strike out ten batters in the losing effort. Luis Severino gave up one run on two hits in his five innings on the mound for the Yankees.
Oswaldo Cabrera’s grand slam in the first inning proved to be all the runs the Yankees would need on the night. But they weren’t even closed to finished. A single by Gleyber Torres and a double by Josh Donaldson scored runs five and six in the fifth inning, followed by a monster eight run eighth inning.
Torres hit two homeruns in the inning, his 22nd and 23rd of the season, while doubles by Cabrera, Harrison Bader, and Jose Trevino scored runs as well.
Ke’Bryan Hayes was responsible for both Pirates’ runs on the night. Both his sacrifice fly in the fourth and his single in the sixth scored Rodolfo Castro.
This was a game to forget for Pittsburgh. One day after a heartbreaking walk-off loss on a historic night for Aaron Judge, the Pirates’ offense was ineffective and the Yankees’ offense was on fire. The Bucs will look to right the ship when they return home to PNC Park to kick off a series against the Chicago Cubs on Thursday night.
Record vs. Yankees: 1-3
Record vs. American League: 4-16
Record on the Road: 27-51
Overall Record: 55-94
Let’s Go Bucs!