Game 51 | 26-25, 1-T : After doing nothing at the plate for 8 innings, the Yankees had two shots to tie the game in the 9th, but couldn’t come through in a 3-0 loss at Oakland. It was a tough loss for starter Adam Warren, who had his fourth quality outing in a row, but the New York bats had no answer for A’s starter Jesse Chavez.
The loss drops the Yanks to 26-25 and into a first place tie with the pesky Tampa Bay Rays. After sweeping the Royals in a 3-game series, the club dropped the 4 game series, 3 games to 1.
Here’s the box score, full recap, and video highlights.
A’s 3, Yankees 0
FOOTNOTES : With Oakland in the rear view mirror the Yankees head north for a 3 game showdown with the Seattle Mariners. Michael Pineda will face M’s ace Felix Hernandez in the opener … Joe Girardi benched the slumping Stephen Drew (.156) today in favor of Jose Pirela … Masahiro Tanaka will re-join the rotation in Seattle, and someone will likely be sent to the bullpen, either Chris Capuano or Adam Warren, but Girardi has been impressed with Warren’s recent starts, and Capuano is yet to find a groove since coming off of the DL.