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Yankees-Nationals: Yanks Use Small Ball To Nip Nats

Published by on June 16, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Who needs home runs?

The Yankees failed to go yard at home for the first time since May 6 but played nearly flawless small ball to beat the Washington Nationals, 5-3, on Tuesday.

New York was 3-for-4 in moving runners over to third with less than two outs and a perfect 3-for-3 in scoring those runners.

With two on and nobody out in the second, Hideki Matsui did his job by grounding out to first to advance the runners.  Robinson Cano, who had four hits in the game, then scored on a sac fly by Melky Cabrera.

In the next inning, Johnny Damon led off by reaching second on an error.  He was then advanced to third by Mark Teixeira's grounder to the right side and scored on Cano's infi...

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