Sunday, July 26, 2020

New York Yankees take rain shortened Opener in Washington

The New York Yankees began the 2020 season with a victory in Washington over the Nationals.  The

game took place at Nationals Park in Washington D.C. on Thursday night.  The Yankees won the rain

shortened contest by the score of 4-1.  The game was stopped in the sixth inning and never resumed

after bad thunderstorms came roaring through.

Gerrit Cole made his Yankees debut and pitched well even though he didn't have his best stuff.  He

pitched five innings giving up a hit and a run with a walk and five strikeouts.  Cole did pick up the


Max Scherzer started for the Nationals and he pitched 5 1/3 innings giving up six hits and four runs

with four walks and 11 strikeouts.  Scherzer took the loss.

Aaron Judge had two hits and an RBI, Gleyber Torres drew a walk and Giancarlo Stanton had two

hits and three RBI.  Luke Voit drew a walk, Gio Urshela had a hit and drew a walk and Tyler Wade

had a hit and drew a walk.  Judge hit a double, Stanton hit a homerun and the Yankees were 2-7 with

runners in scoring position and left six men on base. 

Adam Eaton had a hit and an RBI, Asdrubal Cabrera drew a walk and Eaton hit a homerun.  The

Nationals left two men on base.

In the first Stanton hit a two-run homerun giving the Yankees a 2-0 lead.  In the bottom of the first

Eaton hit a solo homerun to cut the lead to 2-1.  In the third Judge hit an RBI double to extend the

Yankees lead to 3-1.  In the fifth Stanton hit an RBI single and it was 4-1 Yankees.  The game would

be stopped in the sixth and never completed so the final score was 4-1 Yankees.

The two teams will play game two of three on Saturday night.

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