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The Yankees finally made it back to The Bronx after their nightmarish West Coast trip, but the bullpen issues and losses followed them home. Thanks to another rough outing by Tyler Clippard, the Yankees dropped their seventh straight game, 8-3, to the Angels. It’s their longest single-season losing streak in a decade and coupled with Boston’s win in Kansas City, knocked them out of first Alexander Mogilny Womens Jerseyplace for the first time since May 21. “I think you find out a lot about the makeup of your club when you going through tough times,” manager Joe Girardi said. “A lot of times you find out more during these times than when things are going well.” Right now, Girardi needs to find out what’s wrong with his bullpen, which had performed well for much of the year until this recent downturn. It was highlighted again on Tuesday after the Yankees climbed back from a 3-0 deficit with homers by Aaron Judge in the fifth and Gary Sanchez in the sixth. Clippard opened the seventh by hanging a changeup to Cameron Maybin, who belted a go-ahead homer to give the Angels the lead. Kole Calhoun www.indianapoliscoltsauthorizedstore.com followed with a double to the gap in right-center and after Albert Pujols sent a ball to the track in center, Yunel Escobar hit a triple off the wall in left that Brett Gardner couldn’t quite get to. Clippard pitched to four batters and Men's Adam Foote Authentic Black Adidas Jersey: NHL Colorado Avalanche #52 1917-2017 100th Anniversary all of them hit him hard. The right-hander, who pitched well for the first two months of the season, has been a disaster lately. In his last seven appearances, the right-hander has given up six earned runs — and three homers — in just 5 2/? innings. Girardi wouldn’t guarantee that Clippard would retain his setup role to get the ball to Dellin Betances and Aroldis Chapman. Clippard blamed his performance on “poor pitch selection, poor execution” and didn’t think getting bumped would make a difference. “Those are situations I’ve always pitched in my whole career,” Clippard said. “Nothing’s gonna change as far as my approach. … It’s up to me to pick myself up. We all have to do that. We’re in a little bit of a rut right now and we’ve got to get out of it.” The manager is pinning his hopes on the return of Adam Warren from a shoulder Akeem Dent Jersey injury, but he isn’t expected to play catch until Friday. “We’ll get it ironed out,’’ Girardi said. “These guys have had too much success. [Clippard] has had too much success for this to continue, but right now it’s a struggle.” The late-inning fireworks wasted a comeback after Michael Pineda fell behind 3-0 in the second inning, unable to find his command. Pineda was also hurt by a two-base error by first baseman Chris Carter to start the second, which led to a pair of unearned runs. The Yankees began to chip away against Anaheim right-hander Parker Bridwell in the fourth with a Chase Headley sacrifice fly. Sanchez tied the game with a line-drive homer to right with one out in the sixth, but the good feelings didn’t last long at Yankee Stadium, where the Yankees had beaten the Angels nine straight times. Instead, they’ve turned their recent six-game winning streak into a distant http://www.houstontexansauthorizedstore.com/alfred-blue-jersey memory — and they suddenly find themselves looking up to Boston. “We’ve got to catch them now,” Girardi said of the Red Sox. “There’s a long ways to go, but we need to play better.” And he remained confident they would. “I don’t think the first [61] games were an accident,” Girardi said of the team’s record before the losing streak. “We played pretty well in those games. Every team goes through rough periods. I like that club in there and I’ve liked it from the beginning and I still do.”