The New York Yankees were defeated by the Minnesota Twins by the score of 3-1 on Tuesday afternoon. The game took place in Fort Myers, Florida. Tanaka made the start and didn't pitch very well but the important thing is that he is healthy and ready to go for Opening Day. Ramon Flores had two hits to lead the Yankees offense.
Tanaka pitched 4 1/3 innings giving up seven hits and three runs. He didn't walk a batter and he struck out one. Tanaka lost his second game of the spring. Chris Martin pitched two perfect innings with three strikeouts, Branden Pineder pitched to two batters and retired them both and Danny Burawa pitched an inning giving up a hit.
Brett Gardner had a hit and drew a walk, Tyler Dugas had a hit and Fiorito had a hit. Chris Young had a hit, Eddy Rodriguez drew a walk and Rob Refsnyder had a hit and drew a walk. Flores had two hits and an RBI, The Yankees were 1-5 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base. Gardner was picked off and Refsnyder and Nick Noonan each committed an error.
In the third Chris Hermann had an RBI single to give the Twins a 1-0 lead. In the fourth Flores had an RBI single to tie the game at one. Eric Fryer hit an RBI single in the fourth to give the Twins a 2-1 lead. In the fifth Eduardo Escobar hit a solo homerun to give the Twins a 3-1 lead and that was the final score.
The Yankees will take on the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday afternoon at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida.