Michael Pineda was manhandled early in the game and New York Yankees will have to wait before confirming their place in the playoffs since the Boston Red Sox took advantage of two homers and five RBIs rookie catcher Blake Swihart to beat their rivals 10- 4, Tuesday.
“We have to just take a deep breath and come back tomorrow and win the game,” said Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez.
Rick Porcello (9-14) has found its stride after a tough first inning and the Red Sox have signed a fifth straight victory, which allowed them to overtake the Baltimore Orioles third in the East Division American.
“There is no reason to panic. We must be honest, the Red Sox are playing good baseball. This is a different team than the beginning of the season and you have to give them credit, “said Rodriguez.
“It is their playoffs. They want to have an impact on the portrait series and we would do the same thing if we were in their position, “he added.
The Yankees still hold the first pass for the game in the fourth as the American and they still have very slim hopes of catching up with the Toronto Blue Jays at the top of their section. The Blue Jays had their game Tuesday be handed over to Wednesday due to rain. They will play a double facing the Baltimore Orioles Wednesday program and they need only one victory – or defeat of the Yankees – to ensure a first division title in 22 years.
Pineda (12-9) and the Yankees hoped to confirm their playoff spot Tuesday, but it became impossible mission when the battle between the Minnesota Twins and Cleveland Indians was postponed due to rain. The Yankees need two wins in five games by the end of the season – or a little help – to qualify for the season-ending tournament for the first time since 2012.
Pineda was 3-0 with an average of 3.14 in his five previous starts. However, he granted three hits in the first four batters he faced and the Red Sox scored six runs in the first inning for the first time at Yankee Stadium.
“His shots seemed to lack a bit of cloth, noted Yankees manager Joe Girardi. They have benefited. ”
Swihart capped the surge with a three-run homer to right field. Pineda looked and nodded moments before Chris Martin begins to warm up in the bullpen.
The Yankees responded with four points against Porcello late in the first – including a push of a double point of Carlos Beltran and a two-run homer to Dustin Ackley. Porcello has however limited the damage afterwards.
Mookie Betts slammed a long ball on the first shot of Pineda Swihart fifth and added a two-run homer to Bryan Mitchell expense eighth.