The Yankees took a 2-1 victory in the first game of a two game set against the Marlins Wednesday night. The Bombers scored one of their two runs early as Alex Rodriguez singled to center, scoring Chase Headley to give the Yankees a 1-0 lead. The lead was stretched to 2-0 as Carlos Beltran singled, again to center, and Chase Headley scored. Jose Urena was strong all night, giving up two runs on six hits but his efforts were futile due to the Marlins lack of run-support.
Urena fell to 1-3 on the season, a record that does not reflect just how well he has pitched. Picking up the loss tonight was more a product of the offense not backing him up than Urena pitching poorly.
Michael Pineda cut through the Marlins' lineup, only giving up one hit (no pine tar required) and one run. Pineda moved to 8-2 on the season and Chasen Shreve and Justin Wilson picked up holds behind him, all eventually culminating in Dellin Betances' fourth save of the season. The only run the Marlins could muster up was a Christian Yelich home run, one of the Marlins' three hits on the night.
The Fish drop their first to the Yankees after winning both games in Miami. The Fish fall to 29-38 on the season, but are still only seven games out of first place with plenty of the baseball to be played.