Hiroki Kuroda gave the Yankees everything they asked for; he went eight innings and only gave up two runs. Unfortunately, the Yankees were unable to hit with runners in scoring position causing them to fall to the Rays in a 2-1 loss at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York.
Kuroda gave up two runs on nine hits with seven strikeouts and the Yankees let David Huff pitch a scoreless ninth.
The Yankees scored their lone run in the fourth inning when Jacoby Ellsbury got caught in a rundown, but an errant throw by Ben Zobrist allowed Derek Jeter to score from third. Jeter started the inning with a double, tying Lou Gehrig with the most doubles in Yankees history.
– Vidal Nuno is coming off a great start against the Toronto Blue Jays but the Yankees need him to build on that as the Yankees attempt to prevent a series sweep against the Tampa Bay Rays. Jake Odorizzi will take the mound for the Rays. First pitch is at 1:05 p.m. and the game will air on the YES Network.