For the past two days, the Yankees had been riding high on ‘walk-off heaven’. However, they came back to reality when terrible defense in the eighth inning led to a 8-1 loss against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York.
The Yankees scored their lone run in the bottom of the sixth on an Alex Rodriguez solo-shot.
Ivan Nova started for the Yankees and gave up four runs on six hits and striking out one. Bryan Mitchell gave up four runs in two innings of work, Chris Capuano pitched a scoreless inning and Nick Rumbelow pitched a scoreless inning.
— The Yankees are off tomorrow, but they’ll face the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday in the Bronx. First pitch is at 7:05 p.m. and the game will air on the YES Network.