Masahiro Tanaka knew he had to be the one to stop the bleeding and to get the Yankees back on the right track. Well, how about a complete game shutout? Tanaka pitched nine scoreless innings and got a hit in the Yankees 4-0 victory over the Mets at Citi Field in Queens, New York.
Tanaka went above and beyond, giving up only four hits and striking out eight for his first MLB complete game shutout of his career.
The Yankees offense got on the board in the second inning on a Brian Roberts triple, scoring Yangervis Solarte from first base. In the fourth inning, Solarte crushed a pitch into the right field seats, giving the Yankees a 2-0 lead at the time. In the sixth inning, Mark Teixeira hit his eighth home run of the season, and in the seventh, Derek Jeter had a swinging bunt, scoring Brett Gardner from third, who had stole second earlier in the inning.
– The Yankees will hope to tie the Subway Series at two games apiece by sending Chase Whitley to the mound for the ailing CC Sabathia. The first pitch will be at 7:05 p.m. and the game will air on the YES Network.