A chilly night in the Bronx featured a pitching duel between New York Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka and Andrew Cashner. Both offenses were kept in check until the middle of the game. The Yankees’ bullpen struggled again tonight.
W- Cashner 1-1 (4.09 ERA)
L- Tanaka 1-1 (2.92 ERA)
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Coming off of two offensive outbursts against the Tampa Bay Rays the Yankees bats were kept silent with only one hit until the the bottom of the sixth when Aaron Judge hit a solo homer to give the Yankees the lead.
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With the Yankees trailing in the bottom of the seventh Didi Gregorious smacked a double to right field. Didi then scored on a Neil Walker single.
Tanaka was dominate tonight and had Orioles hitters looking silly at the plate. Tanaka was handed a one run lead heading into the top of the seventh. He allowed a single to Jonathan Schoop and thena two run homer to the hottest Oriole hitter Adam Jones.
Chad Green entered the game after Tanaka gave up a single to Tim Beckham. Green struggled as he allowed three hits and two runs.
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Adam Warren entered the game in the eighth and gave up only one hit and looked good in the one inning he pitched. Dellin Betances pitched the top of the ninth for the Yankees and struck out every batter he faced. He only allowed one walk and pitched much better than his last outing.
Players of the Game
Adams Jones was tonight’s player of the game as he hit the go ahead homer for the Orioles off of Tanaka.
Jones: 2-4, 2 H, 1 HR, 2 RBI
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