Game 50 | 26-24, 1st : This one could have been worse. Much worse. Carlos Beltran provided enough timely hitting to help the defense and pitching close it out, 5-3. Starter Nathan Eovaldi had command and location trouble early on, and lasted only 4.1 innings allowing 11 hits (all singles!) before being lifted.
With 4.1 innings left for the bullpen to do it’s magic, the lineup of Chasen Shreve, Justin Wilson, Dellin Betances and Andrew Miller kept the A’s scoreless the rest of the way with no runs, 0 walks, 1-hit and 8 strikeouts.
Here’s the box score, full recap, and video highlights.
Yankees 5, A’s 3
FOOTNOTES : You know things are going well when the only stolen base of the game is credited to Mark Teixeira, his first of the season … Adam Warren takes the mound tomorrow afternoon for the series finale against Jesse Chavez.