Gardner and McCann homer in 6-3 loss to Rays


A game that started off great for the Yankees ended in disaster as they were swept by the Tampa Bay Rays 6-3 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York.

The Yankees scored in the first inning on a lead-off home run by Brett Gardner. In the bottom of the third, Brian McCann hit a solo home run and in the fourth inning, Brett Gardner hit an RBI single scoring Alfonso Soriano.

Vidal Nuno had a solid outing, giving up four runs on eight hits and striking out five. Shawn Kelley delivered the difference between the Yankees and Rays, giving up a two-run shot in the sixth inning (one of the runs were charged to Nuno). Adam Warren pitched 1.1 innings of scoreless ball and David Huff gave up a run in his inning of work.

What’s Next?

— It’s Tanaka Time! Masahiro Tanaka will hope to bring the Yankees back to their winning ways as he’ll oppose Phil Hughes in a Thursday night showdown against the Minnesota Twins. First pitch is at 7:05 p.m. and the game will air on the YES Network.

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