Yankees drop final game of doubleheader with 5-3 loss

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To say the game was sloppy was pretty much an understatement. Not only was the game sloppy, but it was a back and forth see-saw battle, one that ultimately saw the Yankees fall to the Pirates and settle for the series win instead of a sweep with a 5-3 loss at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York.

The Yankees were able to score two runs after they were trailing 1-0 on a pair of Pirates errors, and they were able to keep the lead after five innings. Unfortunately, the Pirates stormed back with a two-run home run, a solo-shot and a SAC Fly to give them the 5-3 lead.

Vidal Nuno nearly mimicked Hiroki Kuroda‘s line, going six innings while giving up three runs, but Alfredo Aceves took the loss after he gave up¬†a game-leading home run, followed by a run charged to Matt Thornton after Preston Claiborne gave up a SAC Fly.

What’s Next?

– The Yankees have an off-day tomorrow as they fly to Chicago for an entire week! First stop, Wrigley Field where they’ll play the Chicago Cubs for a two game set and the Chicago White Sox for a four game set. Masahiro Tanaka will start the game for the Yankees while Jason Hammel will start the game for the Cubs. First pitch will be at 7:05 p.m. on Tuesday night and the game will air on My9.

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3 Responses to Yankees drop final game of doubleheader with 5-3 loss

  1. rdale says:

    8:05 Tuesday

  2. John says:

    Fortunate timing. The Yankees will play the White Sox with Jose Abreau on the DL. They are 21-23 with him; what will they be like without him?

  3. tanzo says:

    Aceves has to go back to AAA. He doesn't look good at all.