The New York Yankees blew a five-run lead and lost to the Milwaukee Brewers, 7-6, in walk-off fashion on Friday night at American Family Field.
New York plated five of its six runs in the first two innings. Then, Milwaukee scored six straight and led 6-5 after eight. In the top of the ninth, Josh Donaldson crushed his 14th home run of the season off the left-field foul pole to tie the game. However, with the bases loaded and two outs in the bottom of the ninth, the No. 9 hitter ripped a walk-off single to give the Brewers the victory.
Isiah Kiner-Falefa and Marwin Gonzalez had RBI singles earlier in the game, while Donaldson had a sacrifice fly and an RBI groundout.
Frankie Montas started on the mound and surrendered four runs over 3 1/3 innings. Clay Holmes, who has struggled since July, gave up the game-winning hit.
The Yankees will try to bounce back on Saturday as they hand the ball to Jameson Taillon. The first pitch is set for 7:10 p.m.
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