The New York Yankees were defeated by the score of 6-2 to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday night. The game went 12 innings. Phil Hughes pitched well for the Yankees and their bullpen pitched well until the 12th inning. Robinson Cano and Francisco Cervelli each hit a homerun for the Yankees runs.
Hughes pitched seven innings giving up two runs on six hits. He struck out six batters and didn’t walk anyone. Boone Logan faced two hitters and retired them both, Joba Chamberlain pitched 11/3 innings giving up two hits and striking out one and David Robertson gave up a hit in his one inning of work. David Phelps took the loss pitching two innings giving up four hits and four runs with three earned and a walk and two strikeouts.
Brett Gardner had a hit, Vernon Wells drew two walks and Cano had a hit and an RBI with a walk. Kevin Youkilis had a hit, Ben Francisco had a hit and drew a walk and Cervelli had a hit and an RBI. Ichiro Suzuki had a hit, Eduardo Nunez had a hit and Travis Hafner drew a walk. Cano and Cervelli each hit a homerun and the Yankees were 0-3 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base. Nunez committed an error and Cervelli had two errors, both were catchers interference.
Patrick Corbin started for the Diamondbacks and pitched seven innings giving up two hits and a run with three walks and seven strikeouts. David Hernandez pitched an inning giving up a hit and two walks with two strikeouts, J.J. Putz got charged with a blown save pitching an inning giving up two hits and a run and Matt Reynolds pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout. Heath Bell got the win pitching an inning giving up two hits and striking out one and Tony Sipp pitched an inning with a strikeout.
Gerald Parra had a hit, Martin Prado had a hit and an RBI and Paul Goldschmidt had three hits. Miguel Montero had a hit, Cody Ross had three hits and an RBI and Eric Chavez had two hits, three RBI and drew a walk. Gregorius had two hits and an RBI, he hit a double and Montero, Ross, Parra and Chavez each hit a double. Gregorius and Prado each hit a homerun. The Diamondbacks were 3-14 with runners in scoring position and left 11 men on base. Pollock had a stolen base
Gregorius hit a solo homerun in the third inning giving the Diamondbacks a 1-0 lead. Prado hit a solo homerun in the sixth to make it 2-0 Diamondbacks. Cano hit a solo homerun in the bottom of the sixth to make it 2-1. Cervelli hit a solo homerun in the bottom of the ninth to tie the game at two. The Diamondbacks scored four runs in the 12th inning to win the game 6-2.
The Yankees failed to sweep the series but they took two out of three. The Yankees record fell to 8-6 and the Diamondbacks record improved to 8-6. The Yankees will head to Toronto to begin a three game series with them on Friday night. The Diamondbacks will head to Colorado to take on the Rockies on Friday night.
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