Yanks Go Yard Recap: New York Yankees Swept In Baltimore


2013 is becoming the same old song and dance from day to day for the New York Yankees. If they don’t go out and get an additional bat or two it may get to the point of no return. As we head into July, the Yankees finished June being swept by the Orioles, losing tonight by a score of 4-2 and extending their losing streak to five.

May 25, 2013; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher

Hiroki Kuroda

(18) against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. New York Yankees defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Manny Machado got the scoring going of Hiroki Kuroda by launching his sixth homer of the year as the  second batter for the O’s. The Yankees tied with a rally in the second. Zoilo Almonte singled. Three batters later, Chris Stewart singled and David Adams walked off Chris Tillman to load the bases. Brett Gardner walked to bring home Almonte. Ichiro Suzuki couldn’t continue the rally as he popped up to the end the inning.

The tie didn’t last long as the machine that is Chris Davis this year cranked out his 31st homer to left. Nate McLouth added his sixth homer of the year in the third to make it 3-1.

The Yankees cut it to 3-2 in the sixth when Robinson Cano hit his 17th homer of the year. The O’s added some insurance in the seventh. Matt Wieters singled and J.J. Hardy followed with a double to knock out Kuroda. Boone Logan came in and two batters into his outing gave up a sac fly to Brian Roberts.

YGY Player Of The Game: Machado

The Yankees head to Minnesota to open a four game set with the Twins. Andy Pettitte and Scott Diamond will face off at 8:10.

Notes: Alex Rodriguez had three hits in six simulated at-bats. Michael Pineda had his worst rehab start so far. In three innings he gave up four runs, walked four and struck out four.