Yankees 7, Athletics 8: Ineffective Bullpen Gives A’s Walkoff Win

Giovanny Gallegos blew his first save opportunity in the major leagues as Khris Davis and the Oakland Athletics dealt the Yankees their second walk off loss in three games.

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The Yankees kept battling back, scoring one run in each inning after the sixth to keep the game tied. Unfortunately, the A’s scored two on Davis’s pop-up in the bottom of the 10th inning. Dellin Betances had already thrown 39 pitches in 1⅔ innings, and Joe Girardi did not want to push him any further.

The Yankees gave Gallegos a lead when Starlin Castro drove in Brett Gardner on a sacrifice fly in the top of the 10th inning. The Bombers also got two RBIs each from Chris Carter, Chase Headley and Gary Sánchez.

Both starters were knocked around quite a bit, with Jordan Montgomery giving up seven hits and four runs and Sonny Gray eight hits and three runs. Both were unable to make it out of the sixth inning. The Yankees used four relief pitchers, and the Athletics used six.

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The worst part about last nights loss are the injuries to Aaron Hicks and Gary Sanchez. Both occurred in the ninth inning Thursday. Hicks felt discomfort in one of his Achilles tendons during a swing. Sánchez said his injury came stealing a base. Both were removed from the game, but no word yet on the severity of their injuries. Sánchez told reporters through his interpreter that he did not think he would need an MRI. Hicks described himself as feeling “a little uncomfortable,” which hopefully means he’ll be better soon.

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