A loss, and then a long flight to Denver. After a tough weekend to close out a rugged stretch, the New York Yankees were actually looking forward to getting on the plane.
"It's good. A day to rest, just to relax and get it going the next day. It's been a while," outfielder Carlos Beltran said.
The Yankees finished up playing 40 games in 41 days when they were shut down by rookie Michael Fulmer and the Detroit Tigers 4-1 Sunday. They're off Monday before playing two games against Colorado at Coors Field.
New York went 23-17 during its grind, which included a one-game trip to Detroit for a rainout makeup.
Detroit took two of three, winning a series in the Bronx for the first time since 2008 at the old Yankee Stadium. A day after Justin Verlander was in control, Fulmer excelled.
"Verlander's been throwing well, Fulmer's been throwing well, and we didn't score a lot of runs these last two days," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said.
"We've been in a long, long stretch," he added. >> Read more
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