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Yankees Lose Ground To Jays, In 5-1 Loss to Red Sox

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The New York Yankees entered Monday’s first of four games with the Boston Red Sox, trailing the Toronto Blue Jays by four games in the AL East standings, but leading in the top spot in the Wild Card standings by 4.5 games.

The key for the Yankees to finally secure a playoff spot is to stay on the winning side of their games especially with the Houston Astros heating up and the LA Angels and Minnesota Twins within reach.

But the Bronx Bombers didn’t show up on Monday as the Red Sox scored late to defeat New York 5-1 at Yankee stadium and the Blue Jays dropped the Orioles 4-3 to gain a game on the Yankees and push the Magic number to clinch the AL East Division to two.

In the bottom of the 1st inning the Yankees took an early 1-0 lead on a sac-fly off the bat of Alex Rodriguez scoring Jacoby Ellsbury. After the first, the Yanks would not muster up any more runs as Red Sox starter Eduardo Rodriguez shut down their offense for six strong innings allowing seven hits and striking out five.

As for the Red Sox, they couldn’t break through against Ivan Nova as the Yankees starter kept them in check through five innings. But Boston took a 2-1 lead in the 6th inning on a two-run jack from Travis Shaw.

In the 7th, the Red Sox added to their lead with two more runs on Jackie Bradley Jr’s two-run home run and added an insurance run in the top of the ninth, on Deven Marrero‘s solo blast.

As for the Yankees offense, catcher John Ryan Murphy was the only player with more than two hits on the day. The rest of the team was 0 for 7 with runners in scoring position as they left 10 men on base.

The Yankees look to rebound on Tuesday as they hope to keep a strong grip on their lead in the Wild Card Standings.

David Conde
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