The Yankees played the first of two games in Miami Florida, sending their ace Masahiro Tanaka to the mound to face the Marlins. However, the Yankees offense wasted a great pitching performance by Tanaka, sending the team to a 2-1 loss at Marlins Stadium in Miami, Florida.
Their lone run scored in the second inning on a Mark Teixeira home run.
Masahiro Tanaka pitched seven innings, giving up two runs on nine hits and striking out six. Jose Ramirez entered the game but loaded the bases, prompting Joe Girard to go to Sergio Santos, who got all three outs in the inning.
— The Yankees play the series finale against the Marlins before they host Miami in New York and they’ll do so by sending ex-Marlin Nathan Eovaldi to the mound. To counter, the Marlins will send ex-Yankee David Phelps against his former team. First pitch is at 7:05 p.m. and the game will air on the YES Network.