Mitre fails to give the Yanks a chance

Starting in place of Pettitte, he gives up seven runs in less than five innings to Royals

Updated: July 25, 2010, 10:25 AM ET
By Kieran Darcy | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- Perhaps the New York Yankees really do need another starting pitcher.

With Andy Pettitte's turn in the rotation coming around for the first time since he went on the disabled list with a strained left groin, the Yankees instead handed the ball to Sergio Mitre on Saturday against the Kansas City Royals.

Mitre, 29, hadn't pitched since June 4 because of a strained oblique muscle, and he hadn't started a game since May 16. It showed, as he surrendered seven runs in just ...

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