Masahiro Tanaka wasn’t at his sharpest and the Yankees only had three hits, but they were able to sneak past the Angels to take the series finale with a score of 3-2 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx.
Tanaka struggled with his control, walking four batters in the game while he only walked two in his previous four starts. However, he did only give up two runs on five hits with 11 strikeouts. He left the game in the top of the seventh, but Mark Teixeira prevented him from having his first regular season loss since August of 2012 with a towering home run to right field, tying the game at two. David Robertson, who threw 21 pitches in yesterday’s outing, came out to pitch for a second day in a row. Although he walked Chris Iannetta with one out in the ninth, he was able to retire J.B. Shuck and former Yankee Raul Ibanez to end the game.
The Yankees scored their final run of the game on a passed ball in the 8th inning, scoring Jacoby Ellsbury.
– The Yankees have the day off tomorrow but former Yankee Robinson Cano will make his return to the Bronx as the Seattle Mariners come to town for a showdown on Tuesday. CC Sabathia is slated to take the mound for the Yankees with hopes of propelling the Bronx Bombers to their third straight win. First pitch is at 7:05 p.m. and the game will air on the YES Network.