Yankees let another game get away in 5-2 loss to Astros

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The Yankees once again had the lead going into the seventh inning, but a shaky bullpen and a lack of offense sent the Yankees to a 5-2 loss against the Houston Astros at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York.

The Yankees scored their first run in the fourth inning on a Stephen Drew home run, his first in Yankees pinstripes. The Yankees later scored in the fifth on a Jacoby Ellsbury bunt single.

Michael Pineda started the game for the Yankees and he pitched a beauty, going six innings while giving up two runs on four hits and striking out three. David Huff gave up a run while only retiring a batter, Esmil Rogers gave up two runs in 1.2 innings and Chase Whitley came on to pitch a scoreless ninth.

What’s Next?

— The Yankees play a matinee tomorrow as they attempt to salvage the final game of this three game set. Brandon McCarthy will take the mound for the Yankees. First pitch is at 1:05 p.m. and the game will air on the YES Network.

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