Yankees Show Flaws and Get a First Look at Frankie Montas

The Yankees were swept in a three-game series for the first time this season and extended their losing streak to a season-worst five games.

ST. LOUIS — Slipping of late but still holding a slight edge for the best record in the American League, the Yankees took action last Monday ahead of the Major League Baseball trade deadline. They sent two of their top-10 prospects and two other minor league players to the Oakland Athletics in exchange for the relief pitcher Lou Trivino and the starting pitcher Frankie Montas.

Although Trivino, a right-hander, had been underperforming this season compared with his career norms, he reinforces a bullpen undermined by injuries. He

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