Pineda Gets Rocked As Yankees Comeback Falls Short vs Rangers
Jun 25, 2017; Bronx, NY, USA; Texas Rangers second baseman Drew Robinson (18) celebrates after hitting a double in the 7th inning against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Yankees scored six unanswered runs but failed to score enough in a 7-6 loss to the Texas Rangers.

Michael Pineda struggled mightily in this game pitching only four innings and allowing seven runs. The Yankees bullpen and lineup performed as needed, however, Pineda dug them into too deep of a hole.

The pummeling began right out of the gate for Pineda and the Yanks. Elvis Andrus roped a RBI Single to left field scoring the first run of the game in the top of the first inning. The Rangers weren’t done adding to their lead. Adrian Beltre launched a two-run homer into the left field seats and Texas lead 3-0 before the Yanks even had a chance to bat.

The Yanks had their opportunity to answer back, but they failed to scrape together any offense. However, the Rangers were just getting started. Shin-Soo Choo crushed a 3-run homer into the second deck in right field, and suddenly it the Yankees trailed 6-0 in the top of the second inning.

The Bronx Bombers bats went missing through the first four innings, but the Rangers continued to pour it on as Drew Robinson tagged a solo homer to center field in the top of the fourth adding to the Rangers lead which would now be 7-0.

In the bottom of the fifth, the search party for the Yankees bats would end as they turned this into a ballgame. Aaron Judge laced a single into left-center field finally putting the Yankees on the board at 7-1. But then Gary Sanchez put the Yankees right back into the game with one swing of the bat. Sanchez launched a 3-Run homer to center field and all of a sudden it was a three-run game by a score of 7-4. Sanchez’s homer was his 13th this year.

The Rangers didn’t score thru the seventh inning, but the Yankees showed the desire to come all the way back from down 7-0. Ronald Torreyes lined a homer down the left field line to cut the lead to just two runs in the bottom of the fifth inning. Torreyes’ homer was his 2nd of the year.

The Yankees weren’t done there as Didi Gregorius lined a single to right field scoring Judge and suddenly it was just a one-run game entering the eighth inning.

The Yanks threatened in both the bottom of the eighth and ninth. However, the Rangers bullpen prevailed, and the Yankees would lose the game by a score of 7-6.

JACOBY ELLSBURY STARTING REHAB:

Ellsbury seems to be on his way back as the plan for him will be to play three minor league games Monday-Wednesday, and join the Yankees in Houston for a big series. However, the Yankees may have to rush him back due to Aaron Hicks injury.

YANKEES STILL IN FIRST:

Despite winning just 2 of their last 12 games, the Yankees remained tied for first place in the AL East. If there are any positives to take out of this putrid stretch, this is one of them.

WHAT’S NEXT:

The Yankees head to Chicago tomorrow to begin a 4-Game set against the White Sox. Jordan Montgomery will try to get the Yankees back on track.

First pitch is scheduled for 8:10 p.m. ET, will be telecasted on the YES Network and broadcasted on WFAN 660/101.9 FM.

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