The New York Yankees were defeated by the San Francisco Giants on Saturday evening. The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York and the final score was 2-1 in 12 innings. Ivan Nova started for the Yankees and he pitched well and the bullpen also pitched well. Didi Gregorius had two hits to lead the offense.
Nova pitched seven innings giving up six hits and a run with two walks and seven strikeouts. Andrew Miller pitched a perfect inning with a couple of strikeouts, Aroldis Chapman pitched two innings giving up a hit and he struck out three and Dellin Betances pitched an inning giving up a walk and he struck out one. Anthony Swarzak pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up two hits and a run and he took his first loss of the season. Richard Bleier pitched to one batter and retired him.
Johnny Cueto started for the Giants and he pitched six innings giving up six hits and an unearned run with a walk and nine strikeouts. Derek Law pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up a hit and he struck out one, Javier Lopez pitched an inning giving up a hit and Sergio Romo pitched to two batters and retired them both. Josh Osich pitched an inning walking two, Santiago Casilla won his second game of the season pitching two innings and giving up a hit and a walk with a strikeout. Hunter Strickland saved his second game of the season pitching an inning with a strikeout.
Brett Gardner had a hit and drew a walk, Jacoby Ellsbury had a hit and Carlos Beltran had a hit and drew a walk. Brian McCann had a hit, Gregorius had two hits and Mark Teixeira had a hit. Chase Headley had a hit and drew a walk, Aaron Hicks had a hit and drew a walk and the Yankees were 0-10 with runners in scoring position and left 11 men on base. Gardner had an outfield assist.
Denard Span had a hit, Angel Pagan had a hit and drew two walks and Brandon Belt had a hit and drew a walk. Jarrett Parker had a hit, Trevor Brown had a hit and Grant Green had a hit. Mac Williamson had two hits and two RBI. Ramiro Pena had a hit which was a double. Green and Brown each hit a double and Williamson hit a homerun. The Giants were 1-11 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base. Pagan had a stolen base and Williamson and Pagan each committed an error. Posey had a passed ball and Pagan an outfield assist.
In the fourth Teixeira hit an RBI single to give the Yankees a 1-0 lead. In the fifth Williamson hit a solo homerun to tie the game at one. In the 12th Williamson hit an RBI single to give the Giants a 2-1 lead and that would be the final score.
The two teams will play the rubber game on Sunday afternoon. The Yankees will also complete their ten game home stand and head to the road to take on the Houston Astros beginning Monday night.