Yankees pitching struggles in 8-5 loss to Red Sox

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The Yankees offense showed signs of life and for most of the game, it was a see-saw battle against the Boston Red Sox. However, the Yankees pitching was what made it a see-saw game; every time the Yankees pulled legitimately closer, the Red Sox pulled farther away, causing the Yankees to drop the Red Sox series 8-5 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York.

Chase Whitley had a slightly better outing than his outing against the Blue Jays, giving up four runs in four innings. He was lifted for Shawn Kelley who didn’t record an out in the fifth but let two runs score on two hits while walking two. David Huff entered the game for the Yankees, pitching the sixth while giving up a run on three hits. After Huff, the Yankees bullpen had been shutdown; Dellin Betances pitching two scoreless innings, Matt Thornton pitching a scoreless inning and Jose Ramirez pitching a scoreless inning.

After being down 4-0 in the first inning, the Yankees started clawing their way back into the game, and Derek Jeter led the offensive attack, hitting an RBI single to score Ichiro Suzuki. Mark Teixeira and Carlos Beltran both hit solo home-runs in the fourth, allowing the Yankees to creep closer. In the fifth inning, Brett Gardner hit his 11th double of the season, scoring Ichiro Suzuki and Jacoby Ellsbury later had an RBI ground out, scoring Gardner.

What’s Next?

– The Yankees are slated to take on the Tampa Bay Rays as the Rays come to down for a three game series. David Phelps is slated to take the mound for the Yankees and Chris Archer will take the mound for the Rays. First pitch is at 7:05 p.m. and the game will air on the YES Network.

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