The New York Yankees were defeated by the Philadelphia Phillies 4-3 on Tuesday afternoon. The game was played in Clearwater, Florida. Jose Ramirez started for the Yankees and pitched two scoreless innings, David Robertson and Joba Chamberlain pitched well. Ichiro Suzuki led the Yankees offense with three hits.
Ramirez pitched two scoreless innings giving up a walk, Robertson pitched a scoreless inning walking one and Chamberlain pitched an inning giving up a hit and striking out two. Juan Cedeno pitched a perfect inning, Jim Miller pitched an inning giving up a hit, a run and a walk and Zach Nuding took the loss pitching an inning giving up three hits and three runs with a strikeout. Branden Pinder pitched a perfect inning with a couple of strikeouts.
Suzuki had three hits, Mark Teixeira had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk and Travis Hafner had a hit. Luke Murton and Matt Diaz each had a hit and Adonis Garcia had a hit. Bobby Wilson had a hit, JR Murphy had two hits and two RBI and Walter Ibarra had a hit. Teixeira and Murphy each hit a double and Murphy also hit a homerun. The Yankees were 2-6 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base. Suzuki had a stolen base.
Kyle Kendrick pitched two innings giving up three hits and a run with a strikeout, Aaron Cook pitched two innings giving up two hits and a walk and Chad Durbin pitched an inning giving up a hit. Zach Miner got the win pitching two innings giving up three hits, two runs and striking out two. Cesar Jimenez pitched an inning giving up a hit and striking out one and Jeremy Horst pitched an inning giving up two hits.
Jimmy Rollins drew a walk, Kevin Frandsen had a hit and an RBI and Ryan Howard had a hit and drew a walk. Domonic Brown had a hit and an RBI, Cody Asche had a hit and Tommy Joseph had had a hit and two RBI. Frandsen and Asche each hit a double and Brown and Joseph each hit a homerun. The Phillies were 2-3 with runners in scoring position and left three men on base. Lerud made an error
Teixeira had an RBI double in the first to give the Yankees a 1-0 lead. In the sixth Frandsen hit an RBI double to tie the game at one. The Yankees took the lead with two runs in the seventh and then the Phillies came back with three and held on for the win. Murphy hit a two run homerun for the Yankees to give them a 3-1 lead. Brown hit a solo homerun and Joseph hit a two run homerun to complete the scoring.
The Yankees are now 1-3 in the spring and the Phillies are 1-2. The Yankees will host the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday afternoon and Phillies will travel to play the Minnesota Twins.