Giancarlo Stanton

Tough Sun-day: Yanks outfielder Stanton loses 2 flys in sun

This wasn't the kind of sun-day Giancarlo Stanton hoped for.

Making his first start in left field for the New York Yankees, the slugger lost two flyballs in the sun and both fell for hits Sunday in a 9-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays.

"They were in the sun but doesn't matter, it's still part of the game," Stanton said.

Stanton never played left field in his eight seasons with the Marlins. The reigning NL MVP always started in right, the spot where Yankees star Aaron Judge plays. With Brett Gardner getting a day off, Stanton took over in left.

In the second inning, Stanton was moving toward the warning track when Jake Bauers' drive went off his...