The New York Yankees were defeated by the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday night. The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York and the final score was 3-2. Michael Pineda started for the Yankees and pitched well and the bullpen was good. The Yankees offense continued to struggle with runners in scoring position and Alex Rodriguez and Chase Headley each had two hits.
Pineda pitched six innings giving up two runs on seven hits. He walked one and struck out seven. Chasen Shreve pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout, Dellin Betances pitched an inning giving up two hits and he struck out two and Andrew Miller pitched an inning striking out one. Johnny Barbato took his first loss of the season pitching two innings and giving up two hits and a run with a strikeout.
Eric Surkamp pitched 5 2/3 innings giving up seven hits and two runs with three walks and three strikeouts. Marc Rzepczynski pitched to one batter and retired him, John Axford pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout and Sean Doolittle pitched a perfect inning. Fernando Rodriguez won his first game of the season pitched two innings giving up a hit and he struck out two and Ryan Madson saved his fifth game of the season pitching an inning and striking out one.
Brett Gardner had a hit and drew a walk, Starlin Castro had a hit and Carlos Beltran had a hit and an RBI. Mark Teixeira drew two walks, Rodriguez had two hits and an RBI and Headley had two hits. Didi Gregorius had a hit, Beltran, Gardner and Castro each hit a double and the Yankees were 1-7 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base. Gregorius and Ellsbury were each caught stealing. McCann had a pickoff.
Billy Burns had a hit, Chris Coghlan had a hit and Josh Reddick drew a walk. Danny Valencia had two hits, Jed Lowrie had four hits and an RBI and Yonder Alonso had a hit. Mark Canha had a hit and an RBI, Marcus Semien had a hit and an RBI and Lowrie hit a double. Burns and Valencia each hit a triple and the Athletics were 3-9 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base. Canha was caught stealing and Valencia committed an error. Surkamp had a pickoff.
In the first Rodriguez had an RBI single to give the Yankees a 1-0 lead. In the second Semien hit an RBI single to tie the game at one. In the fifth Beltran hit a sac fly to give the Yankees a 2-1 lead. In the sixth Lowrie hit an RBI single to tie the game at two. In the 11th Canha hit an RBI single to give the A's a 3-2 lead and that would be the final score of the game. The two teams will play game two of three on Wednesday night. The Yankees are now 5-7 on the young season.