Before today’s game, Derek Jeter was honored by the Los Angeles Angels in his “Farewell Tour”, receiving a paddle board as one of the many gifts he’ll get this season. However, once the game started, Jeter also helped with the bat by hitting a home run in the Yankees 9-2 victory over the Angels at Angels Stadium of Anaheim in California.
Vidal Nuno started the game for the Yankees, going 6.1 innings while giving up one run on four hits and striking out three. Dellin Betances gave up a run on two hits with two strikeouts and Preston Claiborne followed with a scoreless outing, bringing his ERA down to 1.00.
The Yankees poured on the runs early, scoring five runs in the first inning on a Mark Teixeira double, a Yangervis Solarte SAC Fly, a Brett Gardner infield single and a Brian Roberts single. The Yankees scored again in the top of the 2nd on a Derek Jeter home run, snapping a 161 at-bat homer-less streak. The Yankees added three more runs in the eighth on a two-run single by John Ryan Murphy and a SAC Fly by Carlos Beltran.
— The Yankees are traveling to Milwaukee on their off day on Thursday, but they’ll be back on T.V. on Friday as they take on the Milwaukee Brewers, who have the best record in the National League, Masahiro Tanaka, who is going for his fifth win will pitch for the Yankees while Yovani Gallardo makes the start for the Brewers. First pitch will be at 8:05 p.m. and the game will air on My9.