Daisuke Matsuzaka allowed two hits in seven innings for his first major league win in more than a year, and the New York Mets got back-to-back homers from Daniel Murphy and Lucas Duda to beat the Miami Marlins 3-1 on Saturday night for a doubleheader split.
Hiroki Kuroda shut down his former team into the seventh inning, Ichiro Suzuki homered and drove in three runs, and the Yankees won 6-4 over the sloppy Dodgers.
Young ace Matt Harvey will take mound in the first game of Tuesday’s double dip in Atlanta. Then comes the main event: Zack Wheeler making his major league debut in the nightcap.
Rain, rain, go away; don’t spoil Zack and Harvey day.
The Cleveland Indians saw plenty of Robinson Cano last month, and now they will have to try to find a way to slow down the Yankees’ superstar in a doubleheader.
Jordan Pacheco singled home the winning run with two outs in the 10th inning and Colorado rallied from a six-run deficit for a 9-8 victory in the nightcap Tuesday.
It was easily determined whether Andy Pettitte or rookie David Phelps would pitch the first game or the nightcap. “Andy, you kind of give (Andy) his choice,” said manager Joe Girardi.
The game between the San Francisco Giants and New York Mets has been postponed because of rain and rescheduled as part of a single-admission doubleheader on Monday beginning at 4:10 p.m.
Tuesday night’s game in New York was postponed by rain and rescheduled as part of a doubleheader Thursday, giving the rolling Rockies a rest on the road and the Mets a rainy, if temporary, reprieve.
The Boston Red Sox plan to start Tim Wakefield instead of an ailing Clay Buchholz on Saturday against the New York Yankees.
Yankees manager Joe Girardi would have liked the final weekend of the regular season to go smoothly. A rainout at Fenway Park washed those hopes away.
The Milwaukee Brewers expected to get strong performances from Yovani Gallardo this season. R.A. Dickey’s contributions to the New York Mets have been a big surprise.