Dwight Gooden‘s audition for the postseason roster didn’t go so well tonight, as the right hander gave up six runs on eight hits over five in a 7-5 Yankees loss to the Red Sox.
The Red Sox scored a run in each of the first five innings against the Yankees, who were down 6-1 entering the sixth.
New York scored three in the sixth when Mike Aldrete, Joe Girardi and Luis Sojo hit three straight singles with men on base. The Yankees were able to push the deficit to one in the top of the eighth when Cecil Fielder lead off with a home run, but Graeme Lloyd gave it right back in the bottom half on a Nomar Garciaparra RBI single. The Red Sox had a 7-5 lead and were able to shut the door.
Aaron Sele went six innings and gave up up four runs on seven hits, but was still able to come away with the win.
The Yankees now have just two games left in the regular season.