The Yankees started on Sunday with a 10-lead advantage in the AL East, which they built in just over a month.
Before their series final against the Rockies, the Yankees wanted their sixth win in a row, Aaron Boone was asked how his team could hold a lead if the Rays and Red Sox were left far behind in the division.
"I'm not worried about that," Boone said. "They're hungry, we all have to make sure it stays that way."
But for a second consecutive day, when the temperature was 94 degrees in the season, the Yankees in the Bronx finally turned to bad luck lost 4: 4 against Colorado
James Paxton's series of three good starts came to a screeching halt for the second time in a row, leaving a homer behind when Charlie Blackmon took second place on Sunday after Travis d & # 39; Arnaud from Tampa Bay had kicked off Paxton's last appearance.
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The Yankees' bats arrived after that, however, to a halt, since they were only met again by Mike Tauchman Marquez had allowed in his last game eleven runs in only 2 ² / ₃ innings against the Giants, but on Sunday seven effective innings gewo
Until then, Paxton had been gone for a long time. He only took 3 ¹ / ₃ innings and allowed seven runs – four earned.
The Rockies loaded the bases with none in the third with a walk to Chris Iannetta, with Tony Wolters initially encountering a mistake by Luke Voit, a victim-rich attempt and a liner to center Blackmon.
Voits mistakes led to three unearned runs.
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After defeating Trevor Story 2-0, Paxton returned and knocked him out of the inning for the first time.
Nolan Arenado, however, struck a brace to the left to drive in two runs and put Colorado 3-1 up.
Following a visit by pitching coach Larry Rothschild, Daniel Murphy was the first to hit hard ground with the infield. Voit made a nice stop and shot home. Gary Sanchez chased Blackmon back to third place and Arenado was in the game.
A walk to Ian Desmond charged the bases for David Dahl, whose two-man single set Colorado up 5: 1 before Paxton's 39-pitch inning finally ended
Paxton became fourth after a walk and a single in the fourth Trip as Yankee, ripped.
He received no support from Chad Green to history when Colorado rose, 7-1. It proved to be the only hit that Green allowed in 2¹ / ₃ innings.
After Colorado hit a two-race Homer ahead of Scott Oberg in the eighth round to bring the Yankees to 8-4 as the Yankee lineup, which has scored at least five runs in each of the last five games, did not complete a rally and their home race 7: 3 completed.
You Will Now Play for a Series Against Minnesota AL Central-Leading Twins will start on Monday when the Yankees try to not lose consecutive games for the first time in two weeks.
"We have a job to do," Boone said before the defeat. "We hunt for something very special, people really understand that and have a unique attitude that we still have a long way to go in this matter."