Monday, July 8, 2013

The New York Yankees lose 2-1 as Mariano Rivera blows a save

The New York Yankees lost to the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday afternoon. The final score was 2-1 and the game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York. Hiroki Kuroda made the start and was great; Mariano Rivera blew his second save of the season. Eduardo Nunez had another good game as he returns from injury.

Kuroda pitched seven shutout innings. He gave up three hits and and a walk with four strikeouts. David Robertson pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout and Rivera pitched an inning giving up three hits and two runs with an intentional walk and a strikeout.

Robinson Cano had a hit and drew a walk, Travis Hafner had a hit and Zoilo Almonte drew a walk. Lyle Overbay had a hit, Nunez had a hit and an RBI and Chris Stewart had two hits and drew a walk. The Yankees were 0-4 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base. Stewart had a stolen base.

Jason Hammel pitched five innings giving up six hits and a run. He walked two and struck out four. T.J. McFarland pitched two innings giving up a walk and struck out one, Troy Patton pitched to one batter and retired him and Darren O’Day pitched 2/3 of an inning striking out one and earned his fifth win of the season. Jim Johnson saved his 30th game of the season pitching an inning and striking out two.

Nick Markakis had three hits, Adam Jones had a hit and two RBI and Matt Wieters had two hits and drew a walk. J.J. Hardy drew a walk, Wieters hit two doubles and Markakis hit a double. Jones hit a homerun and the Orioles were 0-6 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.

Nunez hit a sacrifice fly in the second to give the Yankees a 1-0 lead. In the ninth Jones hit a two run homerun to give the Orioles a 2-1 lead and that would be the final score.

The Yankees six game winning streak ended and their record fell to 48-40. The Orioles record improved to 49-40. The Yankees begin a four game series with the Kansas City Royals on Monday night. The games will be at Yankee Stadium.

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