No one was standing on the top step of the Yankees dugout in the ninth inning.

That told you all you needed to know about the 5-1 loss to the Red Sox Saturday at Fenway Park. After all these years of battling the Red Sox these injury-scarred Yankees had nothing left at the end of this long day.

They also got nothing from their corner outfielders on a day Alfonso Soriano was removed from the lineup just before the start of the game because of a sprained right thumb an injury that originally occurred Thursday in Baltimore and flared up Saturday.

Look at these numbers on this road trip: Right fielder Ichiro Suzuki is 0-for-14. Left fielder Vernon Wells is 1-for-8.

Ichiro’s season average is down to .262. Wells is at .243. The body blows of losing both Brett Gardner (oblique) for the season and now this day-to-day injury to Soriano appear to be too much.