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Yankees Highlights: Masahiro Tanaka gets rocked by Athletics

Just get out of Oakland.

New York Yankees v Oakland Athletics Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

At least that series is over, right? The Yankees got swept by the Oakland Athletics, and have now lost four in a row. They’ve lost five of their last seven as well. Even great teams go through bad stretches, and this is one of them.

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

Winner of the Game

Earlier this week, Roland talked about how Gleyber Torres has established himself as one of baseball’s best young stars. Torres showed why on Thursday night, going 4-for-4 with two home runs and a double. He now has a 131 wRC+ on the season.

Honorable Mention: Aaron Judge

Loser of the Game

Masahiro Tanaka had nothing when he took the mound. N o t h i n g. It took him 32 pitches to get out of the first inning, allowing three runs in the process. He settled down and fired off a fine second inning, but coughed up two more runs before his night ended. Overall the right-hander allowed five runs on eight hits through six innings. Tanaka now owns a 4.68 ERA (4.44 FIP) on the season.

Honorable Mention: DJ LeMahieu and Gio Urshela had brutal nights at the plate, the infield defense


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