FRIDAY (2-0 Loss)
SATURDAY (4-2 Win)
Saturday was all about Phil Hughes who dominated over eight innings. His line: 8 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 9 K, 0 HR. That makes three homerless starts in a row, something he did just once last year.
Chris Stewart and Lyle Overbay each hit solo homers and Travis Hafner and Brett Gardner had RBI-singles that made it 4-0. The A’s got two in the ninth, but Mariano Rivera kept it from getting out of hand.
SUNDAY (5-4 Loss)
Ichiro Suzuki drove in one and scored another in the three-run rally in the sixth, but the Yankees got nothing after that. Andy Pettitte really struggled for the second start in a row. His line: 5 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 2 K, 2 HR. Preston Claiborne made his major league debut. He tossed two perfect innings.
The Yankees offense hit a weak .232/.269/.374 over the weekend. Brett Gardner was the hottest hitter of the group as he went 5-for-13. Robinson Cano also hit well going 4-for-12. Lyle Overbay was also notable going 3-for-10 with a home run.
Gardner, Cano and Overbay accounted for 12 of the Yankees 23 hits which means there were a lot of other players struggling. Vernon Wells was the worst at 2-for-13. Travis Hafner went just 2-for-10, Eduardo Nunez 1-for-8.
(May 4, 2013 – Source: Nick Laham/Getty Images North America)