The New York Yankees were defeated by the Washington Nationals on Tuesday night. The game took place at Nationals Park in Washington D.C. and the final score was 8-6 in ten innings. Nathan Eovaldi started and couldn't hold a four run lead. The bullpen was pretty good but Miller did give up his first earned runs of the year and took the loss. Mark Teixeira and Stephen Drew each had a couple of hits.
Eovaldi pitched 4 1/3 innings giving up seven hits and five runs with two walks and five strikeouts. Justin Wilson pitched to two batters and retired them both, David Carpenter pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up two hits and a run with a walk and a strikeout. Chasen Shreve struck out the only batter that he faced, Dellin Betances pitched two innings walking one and striking out three and Miller took his first loss of the season pitching 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and two runs with a walk and two strikeouts.
Gio Gonzalez pitched five innings giving up six hits and six runs with two walks and a strikeout. Blake Treinen pitched two innings giving up a hit and he struck out two, Matt Thornton pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and Aaron Barrett retired the only batter that he faced. Drew Storen pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout and Matt Grace earned his second win of the season pitching an inning giving up a walk and striking out two batters.
Jacoby Ellsbury drew a walk and then left the game with an injury, Carlos Beltran had a hit and Chris Young had a hit and an RBI. Teixeira had two hits, two RBI and drew two walks, Chase Headley had a hit and an RBI and Jose Pirela had a hit. Drew had two hits and two RBI, Headley hit a double and Teixeira hit a homerun. The Yankees were 5-8 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base.
Denard Span had a hit, Ian Desmond had two hits and two RBI and Yunel Escobar had two hits, an RBI and drew a walk. Bryce Harper had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk, Ryan Zimmerman had a hit and two RBI and Ramos had a hit adn an RBI. Danny Espinosa drew a walk, Robinson had a hit and an RBI and Wilmer Difo had a hit. Dan Uggla drew a walk, Clint Robinson hit a double, Desmond, Harper, Wilson Ramos and Zimmerman each hit a homerun and the Nationals were 3-8 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base.
In the first Desmond hit a solo homerun and Harper hit a solo homeruns to give the Nationals a 2-0 lead. In the fourth Young hit an RBI single to cut the lead to 2-1. Headley hit an RBI double, Drew hit a two run single and it was 4-2 Yankees. in the fifth Teixeira hit a two run homerun to make it 6-2 Yankees. In the bottom of the fifth Robinson hit an RBI double , Desmond hit an RBI single and Escobar hit an RBI single to cut the lead to 6-5 Yankees. In the sixth Ramos hit a solo homerun to tie the game at sixth and it would stay that way until the tenth when Zimmerman hit a two run walk-off homerun to give the Nationals a 8-6 victory.
The two teams will play game two of two on Wednesday night and then the Yankees will be off on Thursday before returning home on Friday night vs. Texas Rangers.