The New York Yankees (30-23) offense was quiet again in a 5-1 series-opening loss to the San Diego Padres (24-27) on Friday night at Yankee Stadium.
New York managed seven hits, but only one was for extra bases. The team went 0-for-5 with runners in scoring position and left six on base. The lone run came on Anthony Rizzo’s sixth-inning inning groundout.
Randy Vásquez made his Major League debut and pitched well. The only mistake he made over 4 2/3 innings resulted in a two-run homer. The 24-year-old also walked three and struck out six.
Ron Marinaccio served up a two-run shot in relief of Vasquez, while Ryan Weber allowed the other run.
The Yankees will try to snap their three-game skid on Saturday at 1:05 p.m. with Luis Severino slated to make his second start.
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