Sunday, September 21, 2014

Yankees pound Cubs 3-0

NEW YORK—Masahiro Tanaka and Michael Pineda pitched the New York Yankees to a 3-0, 2-0 sweep of the Chicago Cubs in a chilly day-night-doubleheader yesterday.
In the Cubs’ first regular-season game at new Yankee Stadium, Tanaka (2-0) allowed two bunt hits in eight dominant innings and struck out 10 for his second straight start. Carlos Beltran homered in the first off Jason Hammel (2-1).

Michael Pineda (2-1) had a clean hand in his first outing since he was spotted with a mysterious brown goo on his right palm last week against Boston. He allowed four hits in six innings to beat Travis Wood (0-2).
Shawn Kelley and Adam Warren got saves for New York, which had not won by shutout twice in one day since April 9, 1987, against Kansas City, according to STATS. No team in the major leagues had done it since Minnesota swept Oakland on June 26, 1988.
The Cubs had not been blanked twice on the same day since Larry Jackson and Ray Sadecki pitched complete games for St. Louis on June 27, 1962.
Chicago was 9 for 61 (.148) at the plate, dropping its season average to .230, and struck out 17 times.
Elsewhere in the American League, games results were: Orioles 2, Rays 0; Indians 3, Tigers 2; Royals 6, Astros 4, 11 Innings; Rangers 3, Mariners 2; Red Sox 6, White Sox 4, 14 Innings; and Angels 5, Athletics 4, 12 innings
Meanwhile in the National League, results were: Reds, 4, Pirates 0; Braves 1, Phillies 0; Mets 5, Diamondbacks 2; Brewers 5, Cardinals 1; Nationals 6, Marlins 3; Padres 4, Rockies 2, and Giants 2, Dodgers 1.

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