Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Like Sunday's game, the Yankees had another early lead, this time a 5-1 lead over David Price through the first 5 and a half innings, but like Sunday it was a lead they couldn't hold.
A.J. Burnett, who has been solid this season, fell apart in the 6th, allowing 5 runs. The big ht of the inning, or one of them, was BJ Upton's two-run homer to cap the rally and give the Rays the lead. Their bullpen took over from there, holding the Yankees hitless over the final three. I'm not saying they gave up after giving up the lead, but it sure looked like they did.
Another awful loss and the Yanks are now just a game over .500, 3 games out of first, and tied with Boston. They'll try to rebound tonight with Ivan Nova on the mound. James Shields will start for Tampa.
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