Soto’s Two-Run Homer Lifts Nationals over Yankees

The New York Yankees and the Washington Nationals resumed a suspended game on Monday Afternoon at Nationals Ball Park. It was a game from May 15 and the game was called after the top of the sixth inning. The game was tied at three and it resumed in the bottom of the sixth inning and Juan Soto hit the game-winning two-run homer with two outs off of Chad Green, to lift the Nationals to a 5-3 victory over the Yankees.

Soto wasn’t even in the majors yet on May 15. He was called up approximately a week later. In this game, Soto was a pinch hitter for Matt Adams. Adams injured himself over the weekend against the Toronto Blue Jays on the road.

Back on May 15, Anthony Rendon hit a solo homerun in the first inning for the Nationals off of Masahiro Tanaka. Andrew Stevenson and Pedro Severino each had an RBI single in the second inning for Washington.

Tyler Austin was responsible for all of the Yankees three runs back on May 15. He hit a two-run homer off of Gio Gonzales in the fourth inning and a sacrifice fly in the fifth inning.

Wander Suero (1-0) was the winning pitcher for the Washington Nationals. He pitched 1.1 innings and gave up a hit and struck out two batters.

Chad Green (4-1) was the losing pitcher for the New York Yankees. He pitched one inning and gave up three hits and two runs. Green also struck out two batters.

Sean Doolittle picked up his 18th save of the season for the Nationals. He pitched a 1,2,3 ninth inning. Doolittle struck out Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton.

The second game of this doubleheader is currently being played right now. After this, the New York Yankees will head home for a three-game set starting on Tuesday Night against the Seattle Mariners. The Washington Nationals will host the Baltimore Orioles in the Beltway Series for a three-game set starting on Tuesday Night.



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