It took a while, but the Yankees season has ended. A four-run 14th inning left the Yankees with a 5-1 win in their season finale, finishing off a Houston sweep to finish the season 85-77, their lowest winning percentage since 1993. Mark Reynolds homered to break a one-run tie in the final inning, and the Yankees offense added on from there to put things well out of reach. Eduardo Nunez finished with three hits. Curtis Granderson, Zoilo Almonte and Brendan Ryan had two hits apiece.
Starting pitcher David Huff allowed one run through five innings and might have pitched his way into consideration for a job next season. Take away his one brutal spot start against Boston — nine runs in 3.1 innings — and Huff had a 2.37 ERA in nine appearances since joining the Yankees full-time in mid-August. He’s a lefty with experience as both a starter and a reliever, and the Yankees are losing three-fifths of their rotation and their top left-handed reliever to free agency. He’s at least a candidate. Huff settled for a no-decision today because the Yankees offense had a quiet afternoon until the 14th. Brett Marshall (two innings, three strikeouts), Dellin Betances (2.1 innings, four strikeouts), Preston Claiborne (two outs, one strikeout), David Phelps (one inning, two strikeouts) and Matt Daley (two innings, two strikeouts) provided scoreless relief before Dave Robertson closed out the win.
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