Sloppy defense, missed chances cost Yanks

Masahiro Tanaka received little support from his defense while enduring a sloppy all-around performance for the Yankees, who absorbed a 9-1 loss to the Marlins on Tuesday evening at Yankee Stadium.

While Jarlin Garcia showcased his arsenal by holding New York hitless into the fifth inning, Tanaka was peppered for seven runs (six earned) and eight hits over five innings, including a three-run J.T. Realmuto homer.

Shortstop Didi Gregorius committed a throwing error as part of Miami’s three-run first inning, and catcher Gary Sanchez threw wildly for a second-inning error that allowed Cameron Maybin to reach second base on a bunt. Maybin then scored on a Derek Dietrich single that clanged off of second baseman Neil Walker’s glove.

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