MLB Game Summary - Milwaukee at NY Yankees
(Tuesday, June 28th)
Final Score: NY Yankees 12, Milwaukee 2
Bronx, NY (Sports Network) - Nick Swisher's three-run homer highlighted a big
second inning and Mark Teixeira -- who went deep for the 24th time this
year -- finished with four RBI, as the New York Yankees pounded the Milwaukee
Brewers, 12-2, to start a three-game interleague series.
Freddy Garcia (7-6) scattered eight hits and was charged with a pair of runs
over six frames to win his second straight start for the AL East leaders, who
have triumphed in seven of their last nine games.
Zack Greinke (7-3) was pounded for the second time in three starts. The right-
hander allowed five hits and seven runs over two innings for the Brewers, who
were coming off a three-game sweep at home against Minnesota. On June 16, he
was drilled for eight hits and six earned runs in 5 1/3 innings at Wrigley
"I wasn't executing anything, and when I did a couple of times they took some
good pitches and then I wasn't able to make another good pitch after that,"
Greinke said. "I just couldn't pitch any worse than I did. It's no one's fault
Brewers left fielder Ryan Braun extended his career-high hitting streak to 18
games with a double leading off the eighth inning.
The Brewers, who were playing at Yankee Stadium for the first time since
moving to the National League, threatened in the opening inning, and it was
downhill from there. Garcia escaped a jam with two men in scoring position
when he fanned Casey McGehee to cap the frame.
Greinke didn't have his control right from the start as he pegged lead-off
hitter Brett Gardner. Curtis Granderson followed with a fly ball to center
field. Nyjer Morgan slipped and the ball landed next to him for a triple.
Granderson then scored on Teixeira's groundout.
"We just kept putting good at-bats on him," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said
of Greinke. "I thought our guys just did a nice job of moving runners over and
not try to do too much off Zack Greinke. I thought our hitters took a great
New York loaded the bases later in the first when McGehee failed to tag out
Rodriguez at third after making a diving stop on a ground ball. However,
Russell Martin flied out to end the inning.
The Yankees then blew the game open with a five-run second. Gardner and
Eduardo Nunez pulled off a double steal, and Teixeira followed with an RBI
groundout. Rodriguez walked prior to Robinson Cano's RBI single to center.
Swisher then turned on a 2-0 fastball down the middle and homered to right
The Brewers went to Marco Estrada out of the bullpen in the third and he held
the hosts off the scoreboard despite putting two men on base.
Mat Gamel singled in Prince Fielder in the fourth and Yuniesky Betancourt
followed with a sacrifice fly to right. Gamel, though, was cut down at second
during the play, leaving the score at 7-2.
Granderson walked ahead of Teixeira's blast to the second deck in right field
off Estrada with nobody out in the sixth.
Teixeira is tied with Toronto's Jose Bautista for the major league lead in
homers. Over the last 50 years, only three Yankees have hit more homers prior
to the All-Star break - Alex Rodriguez (30 in 2007), Tino Martinez (28 in
1997) and Jason Giambi (27 in 2006 and 26 in 2003).
Jorge Posada laced an RBI single to left off Zach Braddock later in the sixth,
and Cano scored on Martin's fielder's choice.
Swisher's double plated Ramiro Pena in the eighth to cap the rout.
The Yankees, who are a season-high 15 games over .500 this season (46-31) lead
their division by 1 1/2 games over Boston. New York is a major league-best
26-12 since May 17, following their season-high six-game losing
streak...Teixeira homered for the third straight game, his 299th career
homer...This was Greinke's shortest start since April 16, 2007 with Kansas
City at Detroit.
06/29 01:09:20 ET
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