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Yankees lose ninth straight for first time in 41 years

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  • Kyle Evans 

It just keeps getting worse for the New York Yankees.

On Tuesday night in the Bronx, the Yankees (60-65) fell 2-1 to the Washington Nationals (58-68), extending their worst losing streak in 41 years to nine games.

The game was tied at one going into the top of the eighth when Tommy Kahnle gave up a solo shot to CJ Abrams with two outs, and that proved to be the difference in the contest.

Backup catcher, Ben Rortvedt, collected both of the Yankees’ hits and plated the lone run with his second home run of the season. The rest of the team went 0-for-26.

Carlos Rodón tossed six innings of one-run ball in his return from the injured list.

The Yankees will try to get back in the win column Wednesday at 7:05 p.m. with Luis Severino on the hill and avoid their first 10-game losing streak since 1945 (78 years).