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Former Tiger Ranaudo loses in Yankee Stadium debut

10 months ago September 04, 2014 Sep 4, 2014 Thursday, September 04 2014 Thursday, September 04, 2014 7:19:05 AM CDT in Sports
Source: Associated Press

NEW YORK - Former LSU Tiger Anthony Ranaudo (3-1) pitched well in his Yankee Stadium debut, but the Boston Red Sox offense struggled in a 5-1 loss.

Plenty of friends and family were on hand to watch Ranuado, who was born in nearby New Jersey. The righty lasted 5 1/3 innings, giving up three runs on six hits while striking out two.

One of the few mistakes he made was to Brian McCann, who homered and had a career high-tying four hits to help the New York Yankees bounced back to end a three-game losing streak.

McCann homered a day earlier as the Yankees got battered by Boston, leaving them five games behind for the second AL wild-card spot. In the rematch with the last-place Red Sox, he drove in three runs and gave an early cushion to Hiroki Kuroda (10-8).

McCann has mostly been a disappointment in his first year with the Yankees, stuck in a season-long slump. A seven-time All-Star for Atlanta, he signed a rich free-agent deal last winter but hasn't hit much, prompting manager Joe Girardi to note before the game, "I think he expected more from himself."

 

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