Michael Pineda had a no-hitter through six innings, and the Yanks survived a couple of Marlins’ threats (one with the help of instant replay) to beat the Marlins 2-1 last night.
The win puts the Yanks at 35-30 and keeps them one game behind the Rays in the AL East. Both Baltimore and Toronto are one game behind the Yanks. Four teams are within two games of each other.
A-Rod got two hits to increase his career total to 2997.
In the first, with one out, Headley was HBP, moved to second on a groundout and scored on an A-Rod single.
The Yanks made it 2-0 in the fifth. With one out, Headley singled, with two out A-Rod singled, Jones walked and Beltran singled in Headley. A-Rod was thrown out at the plate trying to score on the play as well.
Pineda took his no-no into the seventh, but gave up a HR to the first batter in the seventh, Christian Yelich, that broke up the no-no and the shutout.
In the eighth, a play at the plate where the runner was originally called safe tied the game for the Marlins, but the Yanks challenged the call and the call was overturned, the runner was out, keeping the score at 2-1. The Marlins stranded two that inning and also in the ninth.
Pineda (W 8-3, 3.54) 6 2/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 2 walks, 9 K.
Shreve 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 h, 0 walks, 1 K. 2.03. K’d the only batter he faced.
Wilson 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 walk and 0 K. 3.47
Betances (4th save) 1 2/3, 0 H, 1 H, 1 walk and 2 K. 0.26