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History Highlights for April 7

The late offense that saved Nate Eovaldi from a loss after he surrendered five runs to the Astros over five innings, largely on two home runs, would prove illusory later in the season, but the solid bullpen work that ensured the victory on April 7, 2016, would be a club feature all year. Starlin Castro and Mark Teixeira homers (two in his first two games wearing the pinstripes for Castro) supplied the comeback offense in the 8-5 victory, but the three-hit, no-run relief from Kirby Yates, Chasen Shreve, Dellin Betances, and Andrew Miller carried the day. Continue reading

History Highlights for April 6

After a tough loss in their home opener the day before, the Yanks gave their fans false hope for a big year with 12 runs in the first three innings in a 16-6 win over visiting Houston on April 6, 2016. Loading the bases against righty Colin McHugh on an outfield error and two walks, five hits later they had a 6-1 lead, which Michael Pineda almost surrendered with a grand slam by George Springer in the second. But three-run jacks by Starlin Castro and Alex Rodriguez in the second and third innings, respectively, restored order. Pineda even managed to last five frames for the win, but not before Carlos Correa‘s second homer of the day smacked off the facade of the Mohegan Sun club in dead center. Continue reading

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