Yankees drop third straight loss as Cardinals best bullpen

ST. LOUIS -- When a team is having a year like the Yankees are, crises -- if you can even call them that -- tend to be short-lived.

The team with the best record in the American League came into Friday night’s game in St. Louis trying to avoid losing for the fourth time in its last five games, which would have equaled the toughest stretch of this charmed 2022 season. The Yankees turned to the pitcher who has been such a pleasant surprise, Nestor Cortes, and a bullpen that has been just as good as they thought it would be.

But for one of the few times in 2022, things didn’t work out, as the Cardinals scored twice off ace reliever Clay Holmes in the eighth inning and held on for a 4-3 win at Busch Stadium.

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