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Yankees Highlights: Masahiro Tanaka has a rare clunker

It wasn’t Tanaka’s night.

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Know what’s funny about the 2019 Yankees? Even when they lose, they make it interesting. The Bombers entered the seventh inning down 5-1. They ended up putting the tying run on in the bottom of the ninth. There’s something to be said about the never-give-up mentality.

We’ll have a full recap up later tonight. In the meantime, here are some highlights.

Winner of the Game

The bright spot tonight came in the bottom of the fourth. Down by four, Gary Sanchez crushed a solo shot into Monument Park. That’s his 17th on the season—and in just 37 games. Gary is indeed good.

Honorable mention: The seventh inning rally

Loser of the Game

Masahiro Tanaka had a poor outing on Tuesday night. His first inning got off to an innocuous start, with DJ LeMahieu misplaying a groundball at third base. Things spiraled out of control, however, and the right-hander departed the frame having surrendered four runs.

Tanaka regained composure for a few innings, but allowed another run to score on a safety squeeze in the sixth. His final line consisted of five runs (four earned) over six innings with a home run, a walk, and seven strikeouts.

Honorable mention: Home plate umpire Eric Cooper


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