The New York Yankees and Los Angeles Dodgers played two games on Wednesday. They played at 1:00PM and 7:00PM. Hiroki Kuroda started the first game and pitched really well and Phil Hughes pitched the second game and didn’t pitch so well.
Kuroda pitched 6 2/3 innings giving up eight hits and two runs with a walk and two strikeouts. Kuroda earned his seventh victory of the season, Kelley pitched to one batter and struck him out, Preston Claiborne pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up two hits and two runs and David Robertson pitched 2/3 of an inning walking two batters. Mariano Rivera picked up his 25th save of the season pitching a perfect inning with a couple of strikeouts.
In the nightcap Phil Hughes pitched six innings giving up ten hits and five runs with three strikeouts and Adam Warren pitched three innings giving up two hits and a run with a strikeout.
Jayson Nix, Lyle Overbay and Robinson Cano each had a hit in the nightcap. The Yankees were 0-3 and left three men on base. Brett Gardner, Nix and Cano each had a hit in the day game. Cano drew a walk, Thomas Neal had a hit and Ichiro Suzuki had three hits and three RBI. Overbay had a hit and two RBI, Chris Stewart drew a walk and Overbay hit a double. Suzuki hit a homerun and the Yankees were 2-9 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base. Gardner had an outfield assist.
In the day game Overbay hit a two run double in the second inning to give the Yankees a 2-0 lead. Suzuki hit a solo homerun in the sixth to extend the lead to 3-0. In the seventh A.J. Ellis hit a sacrifice fly to cut the lead to 3-1 and Jerry Hairston Jr. hit an RBI single to make it a 3-2 game. In the seventh Wells reached on a throwing error, which scored a run. Suzuki hit a two run single and it was a 6-2 game. Hanley Ramirez hit a two run homerun in the eighth to make it a 6-4 game and that was the final score.
In the nightcap Adrian Gonzalez hit an RBI single and Ramirez hit an RBI single in the first to give the Dodgers a 2-0 lead. Andre Ethier hit an RBI double to extend the lead to 3-0 in the third. Ramirez hit an RBI single and Hairston hit a sacrifice fly in the fifth to make it a 5-0 game. Puig hit a solo homerun in the seventh to complete the scoring. The final score was 6-0 Dodgers.
The two teams split the two game series and the Yankees will remain at home to begin a four game series with the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday night. The Yankees record is now 39-32 and the Dodgers record is 30-40.