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Yankees ninth-inning rally falls short in loss to Giants

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  • Kyle Evans 

The New York Yankees’ (1-1) ninth-inning rally fell just short as they suffered a 7-5 loss to the San Francisco Giants (1-1) Saturday evening at Yankee Stadium.

New York entered the bottom of the ninth trailing 7-4, but a couple of walks and an Aaron Judge RBI single cut the lead to two before Giancarlo Stanton grounded into a game-ending double play.

Stanton and Josh Donaldson smacked their first home runs of the season earlier in the contest. Anthony Rizzo drove in a run with a double.

Anthony Volpe collected a pair of singles, the first of which was his first Major League hit. The 21-year-old also stole another base. 

Clarke Schmidt made his sixth big-league start and surrendered three runs on five hits over 3 1/3 innings while walking one and striking out five. 

Michael King made his first appearance since last July when he fractured his elbow and gave up a pair of runs over 1 2/3 innings. 

Wandy Peralta (1.0 IP), Albert Abreu (2.0 IP), and Jimmy Cordero (0.1 IP) had scoreless outings. Clay Holmes recorded just two outs and allowed two runs. 

The Yankees will try to bounce back and win the series on Sunday at 1:35 p.m. Jhony Brito will take the mound for New York in what will be his Major League debut. Ross Stripling will get the ball for the Giants.