New York Yankees manager, JOE GIRARDI, takes the ball from starter, MASAHIRO TANAKA, in the sixth inning at Yankee Stadium. TANAKA pitched 6 1/3 innings allowing 5 hits, three runs, striking out 5, leading the Yankees to a 4-3 victory.
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.