Yankees shut out Cubs in doubleheader

(AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

NEW YORK (AP) Michael Pineda followed an overpowering outing by Masahiro Tanaka with one of his own, pitching six innings of four-hit ball as the New York Yankees beat the Chicago Cubs 2-0 on a bitterly cold Wednesday night to complete its first doubleheader shutout sweep since 1987.

Tanaka (2-0) struck out 10 and allowed just two bunt hits - one replay aided - over eight innings in a 3-0 win in the opener of the day-night twinbill. Carlos Beltran homered for a third straight game, off Jason Hammel in the first inning of the Cubs' first regular-season game at the current Yankee Stadium.

Brett Gardner and Scott Sizemore had RBI singles off Travis Wood (0-2) in the nightcap, helping the Yankees win for the fifth time in six games and handing Chicago its fourth straight loss.


AL Earned Run Average
Rank Name  ERA
1 Y. Darvish, Tex0.00
2 S. Feldman, Hou0.44
3 Y. Ventura, KC0.69
4 C. Tillman, Bal0.84
5 M. Buehrle, Tor0.86
6 S. Gray, Oak0.95
7 R. Ross Jr., Tex1.00
8 J. Chavez, Oak1.35
9 S. Kazmir, Oak1.40
10 J. Vargas, KC1.64
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NL Earned Run Average
Rank Name  ERA
1 E. Santana, Atl0.64
2t Y. Gallardo, Mil0.96
2t A. Harang, Atl0.96
4 A. Simon, Cin1.20
5t A. Cashner, SD1.29
5t J. Samardzija, ChC1.29
5t E. Volquez, Pit1.29
8t T. Koehler, Mia1.89
8t M. Wacha, StL1.89
8t A. Wood, Atl1.89
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