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Yankees fall to seven games out of first

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Jul 19, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Andy Pettitte, Jacoby Ellsbury

The Yankees were basically given one run tonight, but that wasn’t nearly enough to win their first game at Fenway Park this season. A 4-2 loss to the rival Red Sox knocked the Yankees to seven games out of first place, their largest deficit of the season. Red Sox starter Felix Doubront had a no-hitter going even after the Yankees scored their first run. Brett Gardner started the fourth inning with a walk and stole second despite Doubront’s pickoff throw. Gardner then stole third and scored on an error. But the Yankees managed just one more run on a pair of fifth-inning doubles. A prime scoring opportunity was squandered in the eighth when Vernon Wells and Luis Cruz left runners stranded at second and third. Starter Andy Pettitte settled in after allowing a pair of early home runs, but the Yankees offense couldn’t pick up the slack and Pettitte well to 7-7 on the year. Zoilo Almonte left the game with a sprained ankle and Gardner was ejected for slamming his helmet after a called third strike.

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