NY Yankees 4, Washington 1

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, June 17, 2012 1:35 PM
Location - Nationals Park
Temperature - 72°
Umpires - Home Plate - Jeff Kellogg, First Base - Eric Cooper, Second Base - Marty Foster, Third Base - Tim Timmons,
Attendance - 41442

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
NY Yankees 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 4 10 0
Washington 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
NY Yankees 40-25 19-12 21-13 W9
Washington 38-26 18-13 20-13 L3

Recap

Yankees 4, Nationals 1: Ivan Nova continued his string of strong starts with 7 2/3 solid innings and Curtis Granderson hit his 21st home run as visiting New York completed a three-game sweep at Washington.

Robinson Cano added a solo homer and Mark Teixeira drove in a run and scored one for the Yankees, who have won nine straight and are 10-2 in interleague play.

The Nationals, who entered the series on a six-game win streak, were swept at home for the first time since last July.

Nova (9-2) was charged with one run - a solo homer by Adam LaRoche - and seven hits while walking one and striking out four. He has won five straight starts and has allowed two runs in 22 2/3 innings this month.

Rafael Soriano worked the ninth for his 13th save.

Edwin Jackson (3-4) got the start for Washington and ran into trouble immediately, allowing back-to-back hits to start the game. The right-hander managed to limit the damage to Teixeira’s sacrifice fly in the frame and cruised through the next three innings before Granderson led off the fifth.

Jackson tried to sneak a changeup past on a 1-1 count and Granderson belted it into the Nationals bullpen.

Cano’s 12th blast came off Tom Gorzelanny in the seventh, and the Yankees added another run on a passed ball.

GAME NOTEBOOK: New York RF Nick Swisher (quad) got the day off after coming out of Saturday’s contest. He is day-to-day. … Washington will continue its tour through the American League East gauntlet when it opens a three-game series with the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday at Nationals Park. The Yankees host a three-game set against the Atlanta Braves. … New York improved to 21-13 on  the road - the best mark in the majors.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
NY Yankees   Washington
Ivan Nova Player Edwin Jackson
Win W/L Loss
7.2 IP 6.0
4 Strikeouts 1
7 Hits 7
1.17 ERA 3.00
Hitting
NY Yankees   Washington
Mark Teixeira Player Adam LaRoche
3 Hits 2
1 RBI 1
0 HR 1
5 TB 6
.750 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
NY Yankees 10 2 20 .286 21 4 3 5 0 0
Washington 7 1 12 .219 11 5 1 1 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Washington will play their next game at home against Tampa Bay. The Nationals have a W/L % of .658 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • NY Yankees will play their next game at home against Atlanta. The Yankees have a W/L % of .625 after a win and .600 after a loss.