With Masahiro Tanaka on the mound, the Yankees felt they had a grip on this game and while the offense didn’t do much, Tanaka’s gem and Brett Gardner‘s home run lifted the Bronx Bombers over the A’s in a 2-1 victory at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York.
The Yankees first got on the board in the second inning on a Brian McCann single, advancing to second on an error by Brandon Moss and a RBI single by Alfonso Soriano to score McCann. With the game tied at one in the third inning, Brett Gardner connected on the first pitch, which landed in the second deck for his fourth home run of the season. Interesting tidbit: Gardner’s home run gave him his 200th career RBI. Wouldn’t it be something if Gardner suddenly turned into an RBI guy and got 1,000 of them? I’m getting ahead of myself here, continuing on…
Masahiro Tanaka once again gave the Yankees a great start, going six innings of one run ball. Adam Warren, Dellin Betances and David Robertson had hiccups during the home stand but they all redeemed themselves as they pitched scoreless innings to stop the Yankees four game skid.
— The Yankees will pack up and go to Kansas City where they will face the Royals in a four game series. Chase Whitley will take the mound for the Yankees and Jeremy Guthrie will take the mound for the Royals. First pitch will be at 8:05 p.m. and the game will air on the YES Network.