The Yankees lost again on Sunday, as the offense again couldn't do anything, in a game shortened by rain.
The game was delayed before the start due to the possibility of rain. The start was delayed until 8:50, despite the fact that no rain had actually come down. When things did start, Hiroki Kuroda took the mound and looked like the typical Hirok for the first few innings. Kuroda allowed just two hits in the first three innings.
The offense did have a couple chance to score in those first three innings, as they put a runner on in every inning. But they couldn't manage to bring a run across, and eventually Kuroda couldn't hold off the Red Sox for longer.
Dustin Pedroia led off the fourth inning with a single, and moved to third on a single by David Ortiz. Mike Napoli came up next and he grounded into a force out at second, but it was enough to score Pedroia, and the Red Sox took a 1-0 lead. Kuroda struck the next two batters out to get of the inning, but with the way the Yankees were hitting, one run seemed like it might be enough.
And one run was enough, but the Red Sox ended up adding more. Jose Iglesias led off the fifth inning with a home run. If he's hitting a home run, it's probably not the Yankees' day. And when Ortiz homered to lead off the sixth, it really looked like it wasn't the Yankees' day.
Shortly after the Ortiz home run, the rain started and the tarp was brought out. After the delay, the teams came back out for the top of the sixth. After two quick outs, the rain started back up and the players were again taken back off the field. There was to be no more baseball, as the game was eventually called after 5.5 innings. The Red Sox came away with a 3-0 win.
A full nine innings probably could have been finished, if they had started on time. Instead they decided to delay the game early, and ended up running into rain later.
Tomorrow, the Yankees will hope to get back to winning as the Indians come to the Bronx. First pitch is at 7:05 eastern.