CC Sabathia was hoping for a bounce back start against the Brewers, but instead he had a so-so start. Sabathia’s “big” third inning which started with two outs on a Brendan Ryan error sent the Yankees to a 5-4 loss against the Brewers at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Sabathia took the mound and went 5.1 innings while giving up four runs (one earned) on seven hits and four strikeouts. Dellin Betances faced the last two batters in the sixth, striking them both out with the bases loaded. Alfredo Aceves went two innings, giving up a run and taking the loss.
The Yankees were held scoreless until the second inning when with two outs Jacoby Ellsbury reached first on a catchers interference and Brett Gardner hit an RBI triple to score Ellsbury. Carlos Beltran later followed with an RBI single, scoring Gardner. In the sixth inning, Mark Teixeira hit his sixth home run of the season and the Yankees manufactured a run in the seventh by using three pinch-hitters with Alfonso Soriano hitting an RBI single to score Ichiro Suzuki.
– David Phelps will take the mound for the Yankees as they attempt to win the series and finish the road trip with a 4-2 record. Matt Garza will take the mound for the Brewers. First pitch is at 2:10 p.m. and the game will air on the YES Network.