Michael Pineda gave up six runs in the top of the first and even though the Yanks scored four in the bottom of the inning, they couldn’t come back as they lost to Boston 10-4 Tuesday night.
The loss means Toronto’s magic # to clinch the AL East title is down to 1. The 86-71 Yankees have a magic number of 2 to get into the wild card game, and 3 to be the top wild-card seed and have that game played at home.
Weather will be a factor over the next couple of days.
The Angels have now taken over the second wild-card spot…by 1/2 game over Houston.
Pineda did stay in the game to give the bullpen a breather, and did settle down after that first inning, but it was too late.
The Yanks got their runs on an RBI groundout by McCann, RBI double by Beltran and a two-run HR (10) by Dustin Ackley.
But after that four-run first, they were quiet the rest of the night.
Stephen Drew is not only not playing because of performance (or lack thereof). He has been having dizzy spells and could be done for the year. He has been undergoing tests to see if they are concussion-related.
Ever since Teix got hurt, the Yanks are having trouble against lefties. They are thinking of giving backup C John Ryan Murphy some time at 1B.
Pineda (L, 12-9, 4.24) 6 IP, 7 R, 7 H, 0 walks and 4 K.
Mitchell 2 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 2 walks and 2 K. 5.83
Martin 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 walk and 0 K. 5.95