''I blew an opportunity there in the second to get an out, two outs, and it comes down to not making quality pitches when I had to,'' he said. ''There were runners in scoring position and a lot of long counts and just a battle the entire time. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to execute a couple of big pitches with two outs.''
The Southern California native got through the first inning unscathed but was roughed up in the second and third innings. He allowed singles to Will Venable and Chris Denorfia opening the second before Mark Kotsay hit a sacrifice fly. He then walked Nick Hundley before Kennedy sacrificed ahead of Cabrera's two-run single.
Hughes again put on the first two batters in the third, allowing a single to Amarista and walking Headley, and again, both scored. Denorfia hit a sacrifice fly and Kotsay hit an RBI single with two outs.
The Yankees are a season-worst 9 1/2 games out of first place in the AL East and 4 1/2 out in the race for the second wild-card spot.
NOTES: An MRI exam revealed that Yankees SS Derek Jeter has a strained right calf. He sat out Saturday and Sunday, and the Yankees hope to know more about his condition on Monday. ... The Yankees open a three-game series at the Chicago White Sox on Monday night, with LHP Andy Pettitte (7-8, 4.28) scheduled to oppose LHP Jose Quintana (5-3, 3.62). ... The Padres are off Monday before opening a two-game series against the Baltimore Orioles. Tuesday' scheduled starters are Baltimore RHP Bud Norris (1-0, 3.00 ERA) against San Diego RHP Edinson Volquez (8-8, 5.56).