Burnett Blows Lead as Yanks Have A 6 Game Skid

Burnett pitching for the Yankees in a 6-5 loss

A.J Burnett was dealing. The Yankees had scored 5 runs, they knocked out David Price and they were looking to break there 5 game skid…until Burnett ran out of gas. In the 6th inning, the Rays came in trailing 5-1; they exited the inning leading 6-5. Burnett had given up a double to John Jaso, a two run homer by Sam Fuld, a 2 run homer to B.J Upton and Evan Longoria scored on an RBI. The Yankees were retired quickly in the 7th, 8th and 9th making this the first 6 game skid during Joe Girardi’s career with the Yankees.

Note: Curtis Granderson connected with his 14th homer of the season; Brett Gardner was given the day off along with Jorge Posada. Posada’s day off was because Price (a lefty) was on the mound, while Gardner had played a week straight.; Derek Jeter was hitless so his streak stays at 35.

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