The Yankees were hoping Hiroki Kuroda could help send the Yankees to their fifth straight win. Instead, the Yankees dropped the second game of the three game set in a 5-1 loss to the Oakland Athletics at O.co Stadium in Oakland, California.
The Yankees offense didn’t do much as they were only able to muster three hits, and you could say that their solo run was gift wrapped. In the third inning, Derek Jeter grounded a ball to shortstop but the throwing error allowed Kelly Johnson to score. Brett Gardner, Kelly Johnson and Brian McCann all had base-hits in the game.
Hiroki Kuroda took a step backward from his last start, going 4.2 innings while giving up four runs on five hits and striking out three. Shawn Kelley was able to get the final out of the fifth and David Huff took one for the Yankees bullpen, going three innings while giving up one run on three hits and striking out one.
– The Yankees will come back to the ballpark later this afternoon and will face off against the Oakland Athletics in the rubber match of this three game series. Vidal Nuno will take the mound for the Yankees. First pitch is at 4:05 p.m. and the game will air on the YES Network.