OAKLAND, Calif. — Now the Yankees have a shedding streak.
After profitable 13 in a row, the Yankees dropped their second straight on Sunday, shedding to the A’s, 3-1, as Chad Inexperienced allowed a two-run homer to Tony Kemp within the backside of the eighth.
The loss dropped the Yankees six video games again of the front-running Rays within the AL East after Tampa Bay gained its seventh straight.
Whereas Inexperienced had his share of blame, the Yankees’ lineup sputtered once more towards the A’s, scoring simply an unearned run within the seventh.
Jordan Montgomery allowed simply an unearned run in his six innings earlier than Jonathan Loaisiga bought out of a bases-loaded jam within the seventh earlier than Inexperienced got here in.
Inexperienced retired the primary two batters he confronted, with Brett Gardner chasing down an extended fly ball to heart by Jed Lowrie to open the inning and Matt Chapman grounding to quick.
Mark Canha then drilled a line drive over Joey Gallo in left for a double, after which the struggling Gallo didn’t play the ball nicely.
And Kemp, who pinch hit for Chad Pinder and singled within the seventh, made the Yankees pay, hitting a homer to proper on the primary pitch he noticed from Inexperienced.
The Yankees, who scored simply two runs in Saturday’s loss, weren’t capable of rating within the ninth and misplaced consecutive video games for the primary time since July 22-23.
They’d additionally gained 10 straight sequence till splitting this four-game sequence.
The offense bought off to a promising begin towards right-hander Paul Blackburn within the high of the primary, as DJ LeMahieu walked on 4 pitches and Giancarlo Stanton adopted with a pointy single to left.
However Aaron Decide lined out to heart and Gallo grounded right into a double play.
Montgomery wanted simply 5 pitches to get by the underside of the primary and pitched round a leadoff single within the second. After Josh Harrison singled to heart with two out within the third, Starling Marte hit a ball to the fence in proper, the place Decide made the catch to finish the inning.
Gallo led off the fourth with a single to proper, however Luke Voit grounded into the Yankees’ second twin-killing of the afternoon.
The A’s loaded the bases with one out within the fourth.
After Gardner made a high-quality operating catch of Matt Olson’s drive to the warning observe in left-center for the primary out, Yan Gomes and Lowrie singled. Chapman adopted with a chopper to 3rd, the place Gio Urshela flubbed it as he tried to show a double play.
Canha hit a grounder to quick and the Yankees initially had been credited with a double play that will have ended the menace and not using a run, however the A’s challenged the decision and replay confirmed Canha beat LeMahieu’s throw to first.
The reversal allowed Gomes to attain and put the Yankees in a 1-0 gap with the unearned run.
Montgomery bought Pinder swinging to complete the inning and pitched round a pair of one-out singles within the fifth.
Blackburn grew to become the second straight Oakland starter to close down the Yankees’ offense, tossing 5 scoreless innings following Frankie Montas’ seven shutout frames on Saturday.
Yusmeiro Petit took over to begin the sixth, regardless of Blackburn having thrown simply 72 pitches. Petit tossed a scoreless sixth.
Left-hander Jake Diekman walked Gary Sanchez to guide off the seventh and Sanchez moved to second on a wild pitch, however Diekman whiffed Gardner and Gio Urshela.
Anthony Rizzo pinch hit for Wade and caught a break when Gomes dropped his foul pop-up that ought to have ended the inning earlier than Rizzo hit a grounder that Chapman let undergo his legs. Sanchez got here round to attain the Yankees’ first run — just like the A’s first run, it was unearned.
Rizzo moved to second, the place he was changed by pinch-runner Andrew Velazquez.
Chapman was capable of snare LeMahieu’s liner to maintain the sport tied at 1-1.
After pinch-hitter Kemp singled to guide off the underside of the inning towards Loaisiga, Urshela’s tough day continued when he made his second fielding error on a grounder by Marte.
Loaisiga walked Olson to load the bases, however bounced again to get Gomes swinging for the third out.