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Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Yankees lose 7-5

The New York Yankees lost for the first time this spring, by a score of 7-5 to the Minnesota Twins.

When I concluding liveblogging, the Yankees were winning 4-3 after six innings. Jonathan Albaladejo came out for the top of the seventh and allowed the tying run to score. Edwar Ramirez then came in and didn't fair much better. He gave up three earned runs and two hits in one inning of work. When he was taken out, the Yankees were trailing 7-4.

Chris Britton and Ross Ohlendorf combined for the final four outs. Ohlendorf allowed a hit but struck out two.

Shelley Duncan hit a two-out, ninth-inning solo home run to make it a 7-5 game. It was his second home run and ninth RBI of the spring.

On to the notable performances:

  • Ian Kennedy allowed one run (a solo home run by Delmon Young) in two innings. He struck out one, walked none and allowed two hits.
  • Joba Chamberlain gave up a two-run home run to Garrett Jones. In his two innings of work, he gave up two earned runs, two hits, one walk and struck out one batter.
  • Robinson Cano went 3-3 with an RBI.
  • Derek Jeter was 2-2 with a walk.
  • Melky Cabrera recorded an outfield assist, as he threw out Jose Morales trying to tag up from second.
The Yankees play at the Cincinnati Reds in Sarasota, Fla. tomorrow afternoon at 1:05 p.m. Chien-Ming Wang will face Aaron Harang. Darrell Rasner, Kyle Farnsworth, Sean Henn, Chris Britton and Jose Veres are also set to pitch for New York.

(AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)


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