Yankees At Nationals: Yankees Sweep Series With 4-1 Win, Have Nine-Game Win Streak

The Yankees swept the Nationals in the teams' three-game series. New York is currently on a nine-game win streak.

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Yankees Vs. Nationals Final Score: New York Sweeps Series With 4-1 Win On Sunday

The New York Yankees defeated the Washington Nationals, 4-1, at Nationals Park on Sunday. The win gave the Yanks a sweep of the three-game series.

Ivan Nova (9-2, 4.32 ERA) started for the Yankees and went 7-2/3 innings. Nova allowed seven hits, one earned run and one walk while striking out four batters. Edwin Jackson (3-4, 3.02 ERA) went six innings for the Nationals and gave up seven hits, two earned runs and three walks while striking out only one batter. Rafael Soriano picked up his 13th save for New York for pitching a scoreless ninth inning.

The win was the ninth in a row for the Yankees, who are 40-25 and lead the Baltimore Orioles by 1.5 games in the American League East. New York's win streak is its longest since a nine-game run from May 13-21, 2009.

A Mark Teixeira sacrifice fly gave the Yankees a 1-0 lead in the first inning. Teixeira led the Yankee offense with three hits. Adam LaRoche's solo homer in the second inning was it for the Nationals scoring wise. Curtis Granderson gave the lead back to New York with a solo shot in the fifth inning, his team-leading 21st of the season. Robinson Cano pushed the lead to 3-1 with a solo home run in the seventh inning, his 12th of the year. The other Yankees run also came in the seventh inning when Andruw Jones walked on a ball four passed ball and Teixeira scored from third. Granderson, Cano and catcher Chris Stewart all had two hits for the Yankees.

The Yankees return home Monday to begin a series against the Atlanta Braves (35-31) at Yankee Stadium.

Final - 6.17.2012 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R
New York Yankees 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 4
Washington Nationals 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

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Yankees (39-25) At Nationals (38-25) Preview: Game Time, TV Schedule, Probable Pitchers

After 14 innings Saturday, the New York Yankees finally did it. They won their eighth game in a row when Mark Teixeira dropped a two-run double in the right field corner. The Yankees will look for nine straight on Sunday afternoon and a sweep of the Washington Nationals.

New York's streak could be helped if Ivan Nova (8-2, 4.64 ERA) continues his own streak. The 25-year-old righty shut out the Atlanta Braves through seven innings in his last outing, and he gave up just one run to the Tampa Bay Rays before that. Nova won his last four starts.

Washington turns to Edwin Jackson (3-3, 3.02 ERA) to prevent the sweep. The right-hander won his last two starts. He has not allowed more than three earned runs since May 2.

Sunday's game starts at 1:35 p.m. Fans can see it on the YES Network, and it will also be broadcast nationally on TBS.

NOTES: Yankee outfielder Nick Swisher suffered a bone bruise in his left quad while sliding into home plate during the sixth inning Saturday. His availability for Sunday's game is uncertain.

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New York Yankees
@ Washington Nationals

Sunday, Jun 17, 2012, 1:35 PM EDT
Nationals Park

Ivan Nova vs Edwin Jackson

Partly cloudy. Winds blowing from right to left field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 80.

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Yankees-Nationals Final Score: Yankees Outlast Nationals In 14 Innings, 5-3

Washington, DC (Sports Network) - Mark Teixeira's two-run double in the 14th inning helped the New York Yankees win a marathon game with the Washington Nationals, 5-3, and end an interesting streak that had lasted all season.

Not only did the Yankees win their eighth straight, but they earned their first victory of 2012 without hitting a home run. Coincidentally, the game where the streak ended was their longest of the 2012 season.

New York moved to 1-12 this season when failing to hit a home run.

Andy Pettitte allowed two runs in seven innings in a solid start, and former starter Freddy Garcia (1-2) earned the first relief win of his career with two scoreless innings.

Ian Desmond hit a game-tying home run in the eighth for Washington before a controversial call sent the game to extra innings.

With Tyler Moore on second, Adam LaRoche laced a two-out single to right, and Moore was called out at the plate on a throw home. Replays showed Moore was clearly safe, but the missed call ended up sending the game into extras.

Phenom Bryce Harper had his worst game in the majors for the Nationals, striking out five times in an 0-for-7 effort. With two runners on in the 14th, Harper grounded out to end the game.

Jordan Zimmermann started and allowed three runs -- two earned -- in six innings, and Brad Lidge (0-1) continued his struggles by allowing two runs in the 14th.

The Nationals put together the first threat of extra innings after Derek Jeter bobbled a routine ground ball to begin the 13th. Ryan Zimmerman ended up on third with two outs, but Garcia induced a groundout from Roger Bernadina to extend the game.

Jayson Nix started the top of the 14th with an infield single against Lidge, stole second and went to third on Jeter's ground ball single. Two batters later, Teixeira lofted a Lidge offering down the line in right, scoring both runners easily.

Rafael Soriano allowed two Washington runners to reach in the home half, but got Harper to finish his miserable afternoon with an easy groundout to second for his 12th save.

The Nats opened the scoring in the second with Jesus Flores' broken-bat, two- run double, but the Yankees used a Washington miscue to get on the board in the fourth.

With runners on the corners and two outs, Eric Chavez sent a routine ground ball to Desmond, who couldn't handle it at shortstop. One run scored to cut New York's deficit in half, and the Yankees took the lead in the sixth on a Raul Ibanez RBI groundout and a Chavez two-out RBI double.

The Yanks held the lead until the eighth, when Cory Wade relieved Pettitte and yielded a two-out homer to Desmond, his 10th.

Yankees outfielder Nick Swisher left the game with a left thigh contusion after being tagged out at the plate. He finished with two hits...New York third baseman Alex Rodriguez was given the day off, but pinch-hit during the game...In 14 innings, the teams totaled 17 hits and 14 walks...The Yankees didn't have a hit with runners in scoring position until two in the 14th...Pettitte struck out Harper three times, the first individual pitcher to do so since Harper's debut.


Yankees-Nationals Final Score: New York Defeats Washington 7-2 In Game 1

The New York Yankees defeated the Washington Nationals 7-2 Friday night, winning the opening game of a three-game series between the division leaders. Phil Hughes showed more of his recent good form, giving the Yankees six solid innings. He gave up six hits but only one run while striking out nine.

The Yankee offense started in the third with Alex Rodriguez and Nick Swisher each hitting RBI singles, putting the Yankees up 2-0. The Nationals answered in the bottom of the inning with an RBI single from Michael Morse, but that was all they would get after Hughes got Ian Desmond to ground into an inning-ending double play. The Yankees added four runs in the seveth inning when Derek Jeter picked up an RBI on an infield single with the bases loaded. A throwing error by Desmond allowed another run to score, and with two on Curtis Granderson doubled to deep left to add another two runs. Granderson also had a solo home run in the ninth, making him 2-for-5 on the night with three RBI.

Cody Eppley, Clay Rapada and David Robertson handled relief for the Yankees, with only Robertson giving up any offense. Making his return from spending more than a month on the disabled list with an oblique injuey, Robertson gave up two hits and a run to the Nationals, but by then the game was well in hand. With the win the Yankees improve to 38-25. Game 2 of the series is scheduled for 1:05 p.m. ET on Saturday.

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Current Series

Yankees lead the series 1-0

Fri 06/15 WP: Phil Hughes (7 - 5)
LP: Gio Gonzalez (8 - 3)
7 - 2 win

New York Yankees
@ Washington Nationals

Saturday, Jun 16, 2012, 1:05 PM EDT
Nationals Park

Andy Pettitte vs Jordan Zimmermann

Mostly sunny. Winds blowing in from right field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 85.

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Sun 06/17 1:35 PM EDT

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