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Pronk's fourth home run was a game-winning home run.

Yankees Game 13: Pronk breaks tie

Pronk’s fourth home run was a game-winning home run.

Arizona Diamondbacks 3 — New York Yankees 4


Travis Hafner comes through in the eighth in tonight’s 4-3 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks.


CC Sabathia started tonight’s game and struggled in the beginning. A two-run home run by first baseman Paul Goldschmidt put the Yankees in an early hole. Sabathia would settle down after the tough first inning that had him throw 31 pitches. A leadoff triple in the fifth inning would put Sabathia in a tough spot again. The run would score on a sacrifice fly. CC Sabathia would grind through the remainder of the game and lived up to his workhorse reputation. He would get six straight outs, finishing off the eighth inning with the lead held.

In eight innings, Sabathia allowed three runs on six hits with one walk and six strikeouts.

Arizona Diamondbacks starter Wade Miley held the Yankees silenced through six innings. Through the first five innings, the Yankees only managed three baserunners, only one reaching through a hit. In the seventh inning, two hits and a walk would load the bases and seemingly rattle Miley. Jayson Nix would be the last batter Wade Miley would face as he would walk in the first run for the Yankees.

Left-handed reliever Tony Sipp would come in to face Brett Gardner with the bases loaded and he would come through with a two-run single to left field. This hit would tie the game after six innings of scoreless baseball.

With right-handed reliever David Hernandez in the game for the eighth inning, Travis Hafner was called on to pinch-hit for Ben Francisco with two outs. The first pitch that Pronk saw became two things, a souvenir and the game-winning home run. Hafner’s fourth home run of the season put the Yankees ahead with Mariano Rivera warming up in the bullpen.

Mariano Rivera would enter for the ninth inning and would have a perfect inning for his fourth save of his final season.

Ben Francisco got his first hit as a Yankee in his third start of the season (1 for 11).


Win – CC Sabathia (3-1)

Loss – David Hernandez (0-1)

Save – Mariano Rivera (4)




*Paul Goldschmidt – 1 for 4, R, 2-Run Home Run (3) in the 1st, 2 RBI (12)

*A.J. Pollock – 1 for 3, R, 2B, RBI (8)


*Travis Hafner – 1 for 1, R, Solo Home Run (4) in the 8th, RBI (8)

*Brett Gardner – 2 for 4, 2 RBI (8)


Current Yankees Record: 8-5 (Streak – W3)


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