Athletics 7, Yankees 6: Yankees Lose Fourth Straight as an Athletics Novice Shines

“It’s part of the game,” Yankees Manager Joe Girardi said. “Every team is going to go through it. I’m pleased with the way we’re fighting back, and that will bode well during the course of the season. Right now our bullpen is in a little bit of disarray. We’ll get it straightened out and we’ll be fine.”


Aaron Judge, center, after his three-run home run in the third inning cut the Yankees’ deficit to 4-3.

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The bullpen, which was used heavily against Baltimore on Sunday and against the Angels in Anaheim on Tuesday, will get Aroldis Chapman back on Sunday from his month-long absence because of rotator cuff inflammation.

“Of course you miss Chapman because it makes your bullpen longer,” Girardi said, “but the fact that they threw 16 innings in three days, it just kind of messed it up.”

Severino recovered from a rocky four-run second inning and did not allow another hit, retiring 12 of the final 14 hitters he faced.

Aaron Judge, playing about 80 miles west of his hometown,…

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