ATLANTA, UNITED STATES: New York Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte in first inning action against the Atlanta Braves in game five of the World Series at Fulton County Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia 24 October. The best-of-seven series is tied at two games each. (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) AFP PHOTO/Jeff HAYNES (Photo credit should read JEFF HAYNES/AFP/Getty Images)
The losing streak is now at three, as Andy Pettitte and the Yankees dropped the second of four against the lowly Brewers by a score of 7-5.
Once again, the starting pitching did the Yankees in early. Pettitte allowed six runs over the first two innings, but then settled down enough to go seven in order to give the bullpen a much needed rest.
The Yankees got on the board in the fifth when Paul O’Neill singled home Derek Jeter. The Yankees would eventually cut the lead to 6-4 on a Bernie Williams three-run homer, but a Wade Boggs throwing error lead to an unearned run for the Brewers in the seventh to push their lead to 7-4.
Jeter added a run on a sac fly in the ninth, but it was too little too late. The Yankees hoped to come away with some wins during this four game series against a .500 Brewers team, but will now try to avoid losing four straight going back to the Boston series.