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 Posted: Mon May 1st, 2017 08:58 pm
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New York Yankees reliever Bryan Mitchell was handed the loss on Sunday after allowing three earned runs in extra innings to the Baltimore Orioles, but at least he made it in the club's record books.

After tossing a scoreless ninth inning, Mitchell replaced regular first baseman Greg Bird in order to give way to closer Aroldis Chapman. With the unusual shift, Mitchell became the first Yankees pitcher to play a different position since Ron Guidry played center field in 1983, the team announced.

Much to Mitchell's dismay, he allowed a foul pop up off the bat of Welington Castillo to drop in the 10th inning, which led to a single. No damage was done, however, and Mitchell made up for it, this time catching a second foul pop up courtesy of Jonathan Schoop.

"I guess I just went back too far and the ball had a lot of spin. I just never actually got there," Mitchell said. "Luckily, the next one was a little closer to me."

The 26-year-old reliever replaced Chapman the following inning, giving up back-to-back singles from Mark Trumbo and Castillo.