The New York Yankees defeated the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday afternoon. The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York and the final score was 10-2. Ivan Nova coming back from Tommy John surgery returned after missing 14 months. Nova pitched great and the offense was very good. Mark Teixeira had three hits but five players had two hits.
Nova pitched 6 2/3 innings giving up no runs and three hits. He walked two and struck out one and won his first game of the season. Bryan Mitchell pitched 1 1/3 perfect innings with a strikeout and Diego Moreno pitched an inning giving up three hits and two runs with a walk and a strikeout.
Cole Hamels lost his sixth game of the season pitching five innings and giving up eight hits and five runs with three walks and three strikeouts. Jake Diekman pitched an inning giving up three hits and a run with a strikeout and Justin De Fratus pitched two innings giving up four hits and four runs with three walks and three strikeouts.
Brett Gardner had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk, Chase Headley had two hits, an RBI and drew a walk and Alex Rodriguez had two hits, two RBI and drew a walk. Teixeira had three hits and two RBI, Chris Young had two hits and an RBI and John Ryan Murphy had a hit and drew a walk. Didi Gregorius had two hits and drew a walk, Jose Pirela had two hits, two RBI and drew a walk and Gregorius, Headley and Pirela each hit a double adn the Yankees were 7-21 with runners in scoring position and left 13 men on base. Nova committed an error.
Ben Revere had a hit, Cesar Hernandez drew a walk and Ryan Howard had two hits. Dominic Brown had a hit and an RBI, Andres Blanco had a hit and Cody Asche had a hit and an RBI. Jonathan Galvis drew two walks, Howard hit two doubles and Blanco hit a double. The Phillies were 1-10 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base. Blanco committed an error.
In the second Pirela reached on a fielder's choice. Two runs scored on an error and it was 2-0 Yankees. In the fourth Gardner hit an RBI single to push the Yankees lead to 3-0. Headley hit an RBI double and Teixeira hit an RBI single and it was 5-0 Yankees. In the sixth Young hit an RBI single to increase the Yankees lead to 6-0. Pirela hit an RBI double in the seventh and it was 7-0 Yankees. Rodriguez hit a two run single in the seventh to make it 9-0 and Teixeira hit an RBI single to give the Yankees a 10-0 lead. The Phillies finally got on the board in the ninth with a Brown RBI single and a Asche RBI groundout. The final score was 10-2. The Yankees will now head to Houston to take on the Astros in a four game series before heading to Anaheim for three. The Yankees lost two out of three in this series but finished the home stand at 5-3.