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
Danny Espinosa hit a game-tying home run in the eighth for Washington before a
controversial call that 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
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