Denard Span had a run-scoring infield hit with two outs in the 11th inning, and the Washington Nationals snapped the New York Yankees’ seven-game winning streak with a 5-4 victory Wednesday.
Nationals center fielder Denard Span left in the third inning after making a diving, tumbling catch, and NL East champion Washington went on to a 4-2 victory over the New York Mets.
Mets right-hander Carlos Torres gave up eight runs in the Mets’ 14-1 loss to the Nationals.
Dillon Gee surrendered three homers as the Nationals beat the New York Mets 4-1 on Sunday.
This hasn’t been the smoothest of seasons for C.C. Sabathia. He’s still coming through when it counts for the New York Yankees.
Phil Hughes ran out of gas in the seventh inning and Boone Logan couldn’t hold the lead for him as the New York Yankees missed a chance to go up 2 1/2 games on Baltimore in a 5-4 loss to the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night.
Acquiring Shane Victorino could help cure the Yankees’ over-reliance upon the longball.
The Twins don’t have a ton of youth on the Major League squad, but 23-year-old Ben Revere is expected to start the year as the team’s regular left fielder.
Yankees closer Mariano Rivera struck out all three batters he faced during his first spring training appearance, New York’s 9-2 loss to a Minnesota Twins spilt-squad on Sunday.