The Yankees squandered a 2-1 lead and lost to the Athletics in 11 innings, 3-2, on Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium. >> Read the recap at SNY.tv here
- Michael Pineda allowed two runs on seven hits while walking one and striking out seven in six innings.
- Alex Rodriguez' RBI single in the first inning gave the Yankees a 1-0 lead.
- Carlos Beltran's sacrifice fly in the fifth inning gave the Yankees a 2-1 lead.
- Jed Lowrie's run-scoring single in the sixth inning tied things, 2-2.
- Chasen Shreve, Dellin Betances, and Andrew Miller combined to toss three scoreless innings.
- Mark Canha's RBI single off Johnny Barbato in the 11th inning was the difference.
The Yankees can blame the anemic offense for losing their first extra-inning game of the season. The Yanks have been held to three runs or less in six out of their last seven games. The offense went 1-for-7 with runners in scoring position and had one hit in their last 17 at-bats, wasting a very nice effort by the pitching staff.
Michael Pineda turned in his best start of the season and seemed to get his control back under wraps, walking just one batter and striking out seven. Left-hander Chasen Shreve set down the three right-handed hitters he faced, Dellin Betances racked up two more strikeouts, and Andrew Miller tossed a 1-2-3 ninth with a strikeout. Betances and Miller have recorded 39 outs this season and 30 of those have come by strikeout.
The rotation might be coming around and the bullpen has been great, but now it's time for the offense to do its part.
The Yankees face the A's at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday at 7:05 p.m. ET. Nathan Eovaldi (6.94 ERA, 1.29 WHIP) gets the start for the Yankees, opposed by Kendall Graveman (2.38 ERA, 0.88 WHIP) for Oakland.