May 11, 2014; Milwaukee, WI, USA; New York Yankees pitcher David Phelps (41) reacts after being called for a balk in the third inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Yankees Defeated On Walk-Off In Milwaukee


There’s a bit of a psychological difference between going 3-3 and 4-2 on a road trip. On a day when the Yankees lose another starter to injury, they lose to the Brewers too by a score of 6-5.

The Yanks got to Brewers’ starter Matt Garza early. A lead-off double by Brett Gardner and two walks loaded the bases. Kelly Johnson hit a ground-rule double to drive in two runs. Yangervis Solarte followed to make it 3-0.

Garza helped his own cause in the third. He doubled and Carlos Gomez was hit a by a pitch. After a sac bunt, Rickie Weeks drove in both runs to make it 3-2.

They would then take the lead in the sixth. Jean Segura and Martin Maldonando singled to knock out David Phelps. Enter Matt Thornton who would give up an RBI single to pinch-hitter Johnathan Lucroy. Dellin Betances came in for him and after a failed sac bunt, gave up a double to Logan Schafer. Weeks then brought home another run with a fielder’s choice.

The Yanks didn’t quit though.

Mark Teixeira reached on a fielder’s choice and would come around to score on Solarte’s single. Tex would then tie it in the ninth with seventh homer of the year with the Yanks one strike away from a loss.

Alas, it wouldn’t matter. Weeks hit a broken bat double down the right field line. He went to third on a passed ball and then ex-Yankee Mark Reynolds  hit the game winning single.

Subway Series 2014 begins tomorrow night in the Bronx at 7:05. Bartolo Colon will face Hiroki Kuroda.

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