Yankees rally, but fall short to Red Sox with 9-8 loss in 10 innings

Cano 1 It was a wild one for both the Yankees and Red Sox, but in the end the Yankees were unable to come away with the victory, falling to the Red Sox 9-8 in 10 innings.

The Yankees rallied in the seventh inning of the game after being down 7-2, scoring six runs with RBI’s from Brett Gardner, Robinson Cano, Alfonso Soriano, Curtis Granderson and Lyle Overbay. The Yankees had an 8-7 lead going into the 9th inning after David Robertson pitched a scoreless eighth but an error by Austin Romine, allowing Quintin Berry to go to third base after attempting to steal second set up a RBI single for Stephen Drew to tie the game off Mariano Rivera.

Joba Chamberlain came into the game in the 10th inning, but promptly broke the tie after giving up a RBI single to Shane Victorino, allowing Jacoby Ellsbury to score. A game that could have been the comeback game of the year, ended up turning into a heartbreaking loss.

— After having an amazing August, Ivan Nova had a poor outing only going four innings, giving up three runs on five hits, throwing 96 pitches.

 The fact that Joe Girardi brought in Joba Chamberlain to pitch the 10th inning obviously wasn’t the best move. The bullpen seemed a bit shaky today outside of Cesar Cabral (who pitched to one batter) and David Robertson. If the Yankees are going to make a run for the postseason, the pitchers have to step up. A night where the Yankees offense scores you eight runs should have been enough for the victory.

— The Yankees announced that Shawn Kelley has a “tricep issue” and is unavailable out of the bullpen until next week

. Photo credit: (September 4, 2013 – Source: Rich Schultz/Getty Images North America)

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One Response to Yankees rally, but fall short to Red Sox with 9-8 loss in 10 innings

  1. EP1 says:

    WTF was Alfonso doing in the 8th? He got lucky to get to second so he promptly gets himself picked off, again? I love the guy, hated to see him go the first time, but that was an unacceptable blunder.

    Especially with Grandy at the plate………..

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