Twins score six runs in 9th to send Yankees to 7-2 loss

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The Yankees had a 2-1 lead going into the ninth as they handed the ball to David Robertson for the save. Unfortunately, Robertson gave up five runs to the Twins (three from when Matt Daley inherited them), sending the Yankees to a 7-2 loss at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York.

The Yankees scored their two runs in the fourth inning after Brett Gardner tripled, Derek Jeter singled him home and Ichiro Suzuki hit a SAC Fly. The Yankees squared off against former Yankee Phil Hughes, with Hughes going eight innings and earning the victory.

The Yankees pitching up until Robertson had been flawless. Chase Whitley started the game pitching five innings of one run ball. Dellin Betances and Adam Warren had scoreless outings but David Robertson immediately blew the save on the first pitch in the ninth inning. Matt Daley didn’t help matter either, giving up three of Robertson’s inherited five runners before Matt Thornton finished the inning, preventing it from getting out of hand.

What’s Next?

— The Yankees have to turn it around quickly because the Seattle Mariners are coming into town for one game. The Yankees have to face Felix Hernandez, but the Yankees will send David Phelps to the mound with hopes Phelps can get the win. First pitch will be at 7:05 p.m. and the game will air on the YES Network.

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One Response to Twins score six runs in 9th to send Yankees to 7-2 loss

  1. Robert Rufa says:

    Once again Whitley pitches like a major leaguer, and once again his effort is wasted. I hope Robertson's implosion isn't a sign that he's better suited as a setup guy, but close games do put a lot of pressure on the finishers. The bats just have to come alive, that's all.