Brian McCann hit a grand slam and Chris Young homered to give New York an early lead, and Mark Teixeira had a tiebreaking two-run double in the eighth after the Yankees squandered that cushion in a 9-6 win over the Houston Astros on Saturday.
Girardi’s confidence stems from the fact that Tanaka did not allow more than two runs in any of his previous five starts and had a 1.71 ERA while winning two of his first three since missing more than a month with a strained forearm.
Chris Young had a go-ahead, three-run homer among three hits in his hometown, lifting lifted the New York Yankees to a 3-2 win over the Houston Astros on Friday night.
Dallas Keuchel pitched a six-hitter and struck out a career-high 12 in his second shutout in less than a month to lead the Houston Astros to a 4-0 win over the New York Yankees on Thursday night.
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The Yankees’ offense exploded for 10 runs, but it was Ivan Nova who stole the show in Wednesday’s series finale.
With Boomer out, it was once again left up to Chris Simms to keep Craig from going to crazy on the floundering Mets.
Infielder Brendan Ryan has been put on the 15-day disabled list by the New York Yankees because of a strained upper back.
It was the first time Betances allowed multiple runs in an outing since April 29, 2014. He was charged with four in one inning after bringing a 0.26 ERA into the game.
If nothing else, he’s a different face. After what the familiar faces have done lately, Nova really couldn’t do any worse.
Yankees second baseman Stephen Drew has been placed on the paternity list, and New York recalled infielder Jose Pirela from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
Rookie slugger Maikel Franco homered again and had five RBIs for the second straight night at Yankee Stadium, snapping a ninth-inning tie with a two-run double Tuesday that sent the Philadelphia Phillies to an 11-6 victory over New York.
Craig believes that CC is not going to get any better, and because of that he should be removed from the Yankees’ starting rotation.
Hamels has pitched well in 2015 despite his club’s poor play. The 2008 World Series MVP is 5-5 with a 2.96 ERA in 14 starts.
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