The New York Yankees defeated the Washington Nationals on Tuesday night. The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York and the final score was 6-1 Yankees. Masahiro Tanaka started and pitched great once again. Ramon Flores and Brian McCann each had three hits and Stephen Drew hit two homeruns.
Tanaka pitched seven innings giving up a run on five hits with no walks and six strikeouts. Tanaka won his fourth game of the season. Dellin Betances pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout, Chasen Shreve pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and a walk and Andrew Miller retired the only batter that he faced.
Max Scherzer lost his fifth game of the season pitching 6 2/3 innings giving up eight hits and four runs with a walk and seven strikeouts. Matt Thornton pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up two hits and a run and Taylor Hill pitched an inning giving up three hits and a run.
Brett Gardner had a hit and drew a walk, Chase Headley had a hit and Mark Teixeira had a hit and drew a walk. McCann had three hits and two RBI, Carlos Beltran had two hits and an RBI and Drew had two hits and two RBI. Flores had three hits, McCann and Teixeira each hit a double and Drew hit two homeruns. The Yankees were 3-10 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base.
Yunel Escobar had two hits, Bryce Harper had two hits and an RBI and Clint Robinson had a hit and drew a walk. Wilson Ramos had a hit, Escobar and Harper each hit a double and Harper hit a homerun. The Nationals were 0-4 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base. Desmond committed an error and Taylor had an outfield assist.
In the third Drew hit a solo homerun to give the Yankees a 1-0 lead. Harper hit a solo homerun in the fourth to tie the game at one. In the seventh Alex Rodriguez reached on a fielder's choice and a run scored. McCann hit a two run single and Beltran hit an RBI single and it was 5-1 Yankees. Drew hit a solo homerun in the eighth to make it 6-1 and that would be the final score. The Yankees have won seven in a row and all four games on the homestand. They will play Washington on Wednesday afternoon in the final game of a five game homestand. They will be off on Thursday and begin a three game series in Baltimore on Friday night.