Robertson Blows It In The 9th, Rays Top Yankees 4-1
What an asset Mariano Rivera has been for all these years.
The New York Yankees no longer have that asset and instead have rely on a young David Robertson, who blew his first save in two chances on Wednesday night, giving up four runs in the ninth.
New York starter David Phelps only lasted 4 1/3 innings, allowing three hits and four walk. Four relievers gave up just two hits in the next 3 2/3 innings as the Yankees took a 1-0 lead into the ninth.
But Robertson (0-1) gave up two hits and walk to load the bases with no outs. B.J. Upton tied it with a sac-fly before Matt Joyce tagged a three-run homer over the short fence in right.
New York lone run came on Robinson Cano's first inning double.
Closer Francisco Rodeny kept New York off the board in the eight and ninth to improve to 2-0.
The Yankees fell to 16-13 as Tampa moved to 20-11. The series concludes on Thursday night with C.C. Sabathia taking on David Price.