Yelich’s homer ends Pineda’s no-hit bid vs Marlins in 7th
NEW YORK (AP) — Christian Yelich homered on the first pitch of the seventh inning, ending a no-hit bid by New York Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda against the Miami Marlins.
On Pineda’s 95th pitch of the night, Yelich sent a 91 mph offering into the Yankees’ bullpen in right-center.
The 26-year-old right-hander had allowed just two previous baserunners Wednesday night, walking Yelich with two outs in the fourth inning and Justin Bour with one out in the fifth.
Pineda had struck out nine. The home run was the first ball he allowed out of the infield.
Before the homer, New York led 2-0 on RBI singles by Alex Rodriguez in the first and Carlos Beltran in the fifth. Rodriguez also singled in the fifth for his 2,997th career hit and was thrown out at the plate by center fielder Marcell Ozuna when he tried to score from second on Beltran’s hit.