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Bullpen collapse leads to heartbreaking loss in New York

Sep 24, 2023; Bronx, New York, USA; Grounds crew work on the field after the fourth inning of the MLB game between the New York Yankees and the Arizona Diamondbacks at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John Jones-USA TODAY Sports
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Under the pouring rain in the Bronx, the Diamondbacks suffered a heartbreaking loss, falling 6-4 to the Yankees due to a late-game bullpen collapse.

Throughout the game, the Yankees consistently responded to any Diamondbacks offensive production.

This pattern emerged as early as the 4th inning when New York managed to equalize the score at two runs apiece, despite the Diamondbacks initially taking the lead with a pair of early runs in the top of the 1st.

In the 7th inning, following an RBI base hit by Gabriel Moreno, Yankees’ Oswald Peraza blasted his second home run of the season, once again leveling the score.

And finally, entering the bottom of the 8th inning with the Diamondbacks holding a 4-3 lead, the Yankees rallied, adding three crucial runs that sealed their victory.

Diamondbacks reliver Kevin Ginkel allowed two straight hits to start the inning, these were followed by a pair of walks, one of which drove in the tying run.

Ginkel was pulled from the game after recording only two outs, and he was held responsible for all three runs that were scored.

Apart from Corbin Carroll’s three hit performance, the Diamondbacks offense struggled for the majority of the afternoon. Tommy Pham, right in the heart of their lineup, went 0-5 at the plate including three strikeouts.

Following this loss, the Diamondbacks find themselves in a tie with the Cubs for the 2nd and 3rd Wild Card positions. Up next for Arizona is a three-game series against the White Sox, set to commence tomorrow.

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