Michael Pineda gave up seven runs in four innings as the New York Yankees' comeback fell short in a 7-6 loss to the Texas Rangers on Sunday at Yankee Stadium. >> Box score
Pineda (7-4) gave up three runs in the first inning on an Elvis Andrus single and Adrian Beltre two-run home run, then allowed a three-run homer to Shin-Soo Choo in the second inning that put the Yankees down 6-0.
Gary Sanchez hit a three-run home run in the fifth inning that made it 7-4 and the Yankees added two more runs in the bottom of the seventh inning on a Ronald Torreyes solo homer and Didi Gregorius RBI single, but Sanchez was thrown out at third base to end the inning.
Over his last three starts, Pineda is 0-1 with a 7.47 ERA, giving up 15 runs (13 earned) and 23 hits in 15 2/3 innings.
New York, which has lost 10 of its last 12 games, scored four runs off Rangers RHP Nick Martinez (3-3).
Jordan Montgomery (5-4, 3.74 ERA) and the Yankees open a four-game series against David Holmberg (1-1, 2.84 ERA) and the Chicago White Sox on Monday at 8:10 p.m. ET at Guaranteed Rate Field.