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.
– 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.