Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Yankees Blow Late Lead; Fall to Tigers in Extras 4-3

Hiroki Kuroda tossed 7 innings of three-run ball and the Brian McCann/Martin Prado duo hit home runs in the second and fifth, but since Matt Daly surrendered a big solo shot to Alex Avila in the top of the twelfth the Yankees fell to the Tigers, 4-3, tonight at Yankee Stadium. 

For most of this one, surprisingly, the Yanks did lead against Detroit's newest ex-Cy Young David Price (8 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 10 strikeouts), tying things early on that aforementioned homer by McCann (his third this season off of Price) before taking a 2-1 advantage in the third when Brendan Ryan and Jacoby Ellsbury connected on a pair of doubles. 

Still, since the overall-good Kuroda collapsed in the sixth and seventh New York did eventually lose its seemingly-comfortable 3-1 cushion, with #18 allowing 2 runs on 4 hits in those frames to even up the score.

Yes, from that point on the Yankees' bullpen of Dellin Betances, Shawn Kelley, David Huff, and Esmil Rogers did pretty well, but considering recent call-up Matt Daly still gave up that blast to Avila in the twelfth the Yanks were unfortunately defeated, the first time that's happened to them since Friday.

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