Lance Lynn allowed six runs in less than four innings and the Yankees were unable to recover in an 11-7 loss to the Tigers on Sunday afternoon at Yankee Stadium. >> Box score
1) The Tigers jumped out to a quick start against Lynn, with Niko Goodrum hitting an RBI single in the first inning and Victor Reyes adding a run-scoring double in the second. The Tigers teed off in the fifth inning, as Lynn allowed four runs in the inning before he was pulled.
2) Aaron Hicks and Gary Sanchez headlined a two-run first inning for the Yankees' offense, while Luke Voit homered in the fourth and Miguel Andujar contributed an RBI single in the eighth. Neil Walker added an RBI single in the eighth and Gleyber Torres plated two runs with a line drive single in the ninth.
3) Sonny Gray tossed four innings in relief, allowing one run -- a solo home run -- on four hits to go along with four strikeouts and a walk. Stephen Tarpley allowed three runs on three hits in the ninth inning.
The Yankees' seven-game home stand against teams now a combined 108-164 (the White Sox are still playing), ends with a 3-4 record as they head to the West Coast to face Oakland and Seattle. If you believe in trends, the Yankees could be in for a tough nine-game road trip that ends in Minnesota.
When the Yankees swept the Orioles last weekend, I stated that they had to ride that momentum into the Bronx specifically to offset what was always going to be a tough trip to follow. Instead, the Yankees played incredibly inconsistent baseball against a couple of teams they needed to dominate in a place they typically do.
Worse, the Red Sox have not been at their best, so the Yankees lost a chance to gain a bit of ground or minimally not lose any games they grabbed while in Baltimore.
Highlights from today's game
The Yankees and Athletics will open a series on Monday at the Oakland Coliseum. CC Sabathia will face Trevor Cahill at 4:05 p.m.