For the first four innings, it seemed the Yankees were cruising along with a 2-0 lead and they were feeling good about their recent series win. In the fifth inning, all of the good feelings went away for the Yankees when CC Sabathia gave up four runs in the inning, sending the Yankees to a 6-2 loss at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx.
It seems to be a trending factor where CC Sabathia cruises along and suddenly loses it in one inning. In his entire outing, Sabathia went five innings giving up four runs on nine hits, earning his third loss of the season. Dellin Betances, Preston Claiborne and Chris Leroux relieved Sabathia, with Betances giving up two runs while Claiborne and Leroux had scoreless outings.
The Yankees scored early on a home run by Mark Teixeira and an error on an errant throw to second base, allowing Brian Roberts to score. Brett Gardner stole second base on that play. In the ninth inning, Gardner once again helped the Yankees get a run closer by hitting an infield single and notching his eighth RBI of the season. The Yankees rally came to an abrupt halt when Derek Jeter and Carlos Beltran struck out to end the ball game.
– David Phelps will take the mound for the Yankees as they attempt to take the middle game of the three-game series. First pitch is at 7:05 p.m. and the game will air on the YES Network.