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Dodgers Shut Out Yanks, Road Trip! [Photos]

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Bronx, NY – After losing two out of three against the Los Angeles Dodgers (82-63), an 11-game road trip is what the New York Yankees (77-68) may need to regroup as they make their final push for a postseason berth.

What had started out as a beautiful day at Yankee Stadium concluded in disappointment. While pitching struggled at times, it was the errors that ultimately cost the Yankees the series. Three Yankee errors to those who weren’t able to keep score of New York’s 2-0 shutout loss.

With Los Angeles leading 1-0 in the ninth inning, the game’s biggest error was Yanks closer Dellin Betances decision to over throw rather than under throw the ball to catcher Gary Sanchez. As the ball sailed over Sanchez’s outstretched catching hand, Dodgers Justin Turner drove in the insurance run to give his team a 2-0 advantage.

Earlier in the inning, Turner hit a double down the left-field line which lead to Corey Seager scoring the winning run. Then in the bottom of the ninth, Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen recorded earned his 44th close of the season.

On a positive note, Wednesday’s loss marked the finale of the Yanks 10-game home stand where they finished with a 7-3 record. Despite a rough start, Yankees RHP Michael Pineda’s two walks, zero hits, two walks and five strikeouts in four innings of work kept the game scoreless. Using five pitchers, the Yankees only allowed four hits and struck out nine batters. It’s the two runs allowed in the ninth that lost it for the Yanks.

Nevertheless, Wednesday’s game was well-contested and the Dodgers were clearly the better pitching team. In a five-pitcher effort, Los Angeles recorded their 15th shutout win of the season following collected three hits, two walks and 14 strikeout performance.

Three time Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw, who pitched his second game after coming off the disabled list, pitched five strong innings where he allowed one hit while striking out five batters.

Prior to the second rain delay, Kershaw retired all 12 batters he faced. Once he returned, the first two battered reached base and he was able to finish the inning. With this series now over, the Yankees had out to Boston where they will face their rivals, the Boston Red Sox for a four-game series beginning on Thursday at 7:00 p.m. from Fenway Park.

With that said, enjoy the photos!

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