The Yankees fell 9-5 as Steven White allowed two runs in the seventh and Jose Veras two more in the ninth.
Joe Girardi put Brian Bruney in a tough spot in the eighth inning, bringing him in with the bases loaded and one out. He struck out Victor Diaz and then gave up a two-run single by Lance Niekro.
“I thought he threw well,” said Girardi, who is looking for situations to see what he has (or could have) in the bullpen.
The Shelley Duncan Era is over as he was 0 for 3. Brett Gardner and Greg Porter were each 2 for 2.