Yankees Fall in Extras
The Diamondbacks broke it open in the twelfth and beat the Yanks 6-2.
Phil Hughes entered Thursday night needing a good start in the most desperate of ways. He got it. Hughes went seven innings and gave up only two runs. With the Yankees only able to muster a Robinson Cano solo home run, though, he left the game trailing.
Francisco Cervelli would, for the time being, come to the Yankees’ rescue when, with two outs in the bottom of the ninth, he blasted his own solo shot and tied the game at two, sending the game into extra innings.
Unfortunately for the Yankees, though, Hughes’ quality start would be spoiled on this night; Phelps, in his second inning of relief work, gave up four runs in the top the twelfth and the game was out of reach.
Even with the loss the Bombers managed to take two out of three from the Diamanodbacks. They’ll head to Toronto for a weekend series with the Blue Jays. Coverage of Friday’s game begins at 6:15 on 104.5 The Team.