CC and bullpen struggles, can't hold lead, Yankees drop series
The Yankees dropped their second straight game to the Rangers on Wednesday night by a final score of 12-10, ending their streak of eight consecutive series wins. CC Sabathia got the start for the Yankees and did not have his best stuff, going 4 ⅓ innings, allowing seven runs on six hits while walking three and striking out only one. The Yankees got on the board in the first inning with a two-run home run by Didi Gregorius off of Doug Fister, his first home run since April 27 in Anaheim. A walk to Austin Romine that scored Giancarlo Stanton made it 3-0 Yankees in the first. Neil Walker added to the lead in the third with a solo shot to make it 4-0. The Rangers cut the lead in half in the fourth, however, as Nomar Mazara hit a two-run homer off CC. In the very same inning, Ronald Guzman gave Texas the lead with a swing of the bat, a three-run bomb to make it 5-4 Rangers.
The Yankees answered right back in the fifth with an RBI single by Romine to score Walker and tie the game at five. Gleyber Torres continued his incredible stretch with yet another home run, this time a three-run shot for his eighth of the year, making it 8-5 Yankees. Aaron Judge hit a towering home run of his own in the same frame, a 471-foot shot to make it 10-5 Yanks. The Yankees were unable to hold the lead however, and the Rangers rallied back. Isiah Kiner-Falefa hit an RBI triple in the fifth to make it 10-6. They weren’t done there though, as Mazara hit an RBI single to score Kiner-Falefa, and just like that it was 10-7 Yankees. A bases-loaded walk to Kiner-Falefa made it 10-8. Jurickson Profar got the big hit for Texas, a three-run double off David Robertson to put Texas up 11-10. Kiner-Falefa tacked on another run in the eighth to make it 12-10, and the score would remain that way for the rest of the game, as Texas picked up the series victory against the Yankees.
The Yankees are off Thursday, and will travel back home to start a series against the Angels on Friday night. The Yankees swept the Angels when the two met back in April, and the Angels look to get revenge from the Bronx Bombers at Yankee Stadium. Luis Severino will get the start for the Yankees on Friday, and will go up against Andrew Heaney. First pitch is at 7:05 PM ET.