Kevin Ginkel blew the last of the Arizona Diamondbacks’ three leads in a 6-4 loss to the New York Yankees on Monday, dropping them into a tie with the Chicago Cubs for the National League’s second wild card.
Ginkel (9-1) loaded the bases in the eighth inning by allowing two singles and a walk. He walked in the tying run by issuing a free pass to Oswald Peraza and Gleyber Torres scored on a sacrifice fly to left from Estevan Florial to give the Yankees their first lead.
“I just didn’t have my best stuff,” Ginkel said. “I know I’ve had a good year and everything. I know it’s crunch time and we want to win and I’m doing the best I can. So that’s just it. I think it was one of those days.