Published: Tue, May 09, 2017
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

New York Yankees fend of Cubs to Complete Sweep

New York Yankees fend of Cubs to Complete Sweep

The previous record of 43 was set in a 20-inning game between the Los Angeles Angels and Oakland Athleticsin 1971.

Much like with the Cubs, the Yankees' bullpen is worn thin.

Manager Joe Girardi called off on-field batting practice for his tired players.

Aaron Hicks led off the top of the 18th with a bunt single and advanced to second when the ball was thrown away by catcher Willson Contreras. Two innings later, a ball bounced over Kris Bryant's glove at third base, and the Yankees crossed the plate for the sixth time. No, it was likely caused by the swings and misses coming out of the Windy City in the series finale between the New York Yankees and Chicago Cubs. "Rizzo and I have always helped each other".

Chris Tillman threw five innings of three-hit ball in his season debut and Baltimore completed a three-game sweep of Chicago and posted its fourth straight win. Baez stole second without a throw to put the winning run in scoring position before Schwarber went down swinging. While the Yankees have a.289 batting average against Lester over the last three years, he is 2-1 against him and he's only allowed five earned runs against them in his last 19.1 innings pitched. He has walked 18 batters in 35 1/3 innings, including three walks while allowing six runs in six innings in a 7-5 loss to the Mets on Monday.

The Yankees had led 4-1 in the ninth, only for the World Series champions to score three times against their former closer Aroldis Chapman. He isn't the only pinstripes hitter that has delivered this season.

In Seattle, Kyle Seager hit a tiebreaking home run in the eighth inning as the Mariners rallied late to defeat Texas.

After the blown save, Tyler Clippard came on to try and somehow salvage extra innings for the Yankees with the bases still loaded.

"I felt normal. It just wasn't my night tonight", Chapman said through a translator.

"We have to evaluate it to see, moving forward", Maddon said. Javier Baez struck out twice. The Yankees have scored the third-most runs in the majors this season so their offense is clearly capable of producing on Sunday night in Chicago.

The game lasted 6 hours and five minutes - the longest in the 27-year history of Sunday night baseball and 21 minutes short of the Cubs & Wrigley Field record for time of game that was set on July 29, 2014 in a win over the Rockies.

"They're a great team". "It gives our guys even more confidence". "Teams have played pretty well against us too".

For the rest of the players, though, it'll be time to suck it up, enjoying life playing baseball for a living in the major leagues. Chicago could use a deep outing from veteran left-hander Jon Lester after starter Brett Anderson was unable to escape the first inning Saturday.

Leake (4-1) allowed three hits, three runs, two walks and struck out two in seven innings.

Tommy Pham went 4-for-5 and hit two home runs, including a two-run shot in the 14th inning, to lift St. Louis over Atlanta at Sun Trust Park.

Aaron Hicks tied a career high with four hits, helping the New York Yankees to an 11-6 victory against the Chicago Cubs.

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