St.Louis Cardinals first baseman, Matt Carpenter, receives high fives from shortstop Aledmys Diaz, after hitting a home run in the first inning at Yankee Stadium. Despite his efforts, the Yankees went on to win their fifth straight game defeating the Cardinals 4-3.
NEW YORK YANKEES DEFEAT THE ST. LOUIS CARDINALS 4-3
In their first meeting at Yankee Stadium since 2003, the New York Yankees defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 4-3. This was the Yankees’ fifth straight win. The game was highlighted by strong starting pitching by MASAHIRO TANAKA, who pitched 6 1/3 innings allowing 5 hits and 3 runs, while striking out 5. DELLIN BETANCES and AROLDIS CHAPMAN pitched the 8th and 9th innings without giving up a run. The two hitting stars were STARLIN CASTRO and AUSTIN ROMINE each of whom homered.