Empire State beat Toledo 6-3:
Jack Cust drew a lead-off walk to start the second. Brandon Laird also took a free pass to first and Francisco Cervelli singled, loading the bases. An error by the Mud Hens’ shortstop Argenis Diaz allowed Cust to score, and the Yankees took the early lead. In the bottom of the third it was Matt Antonelli’s turn to walk. He moved to second on a wild pitch and Steve Pearce got his base on balls. Laird followed with a double, plating both runners. Cervelli then connected with his second homer of the season, giving the Yankees a healthy 5-0 lead. Toledo finally broke through in the fourth, as Brad Eldred homered for their first run of the game. The Yankees got the run back in the bottom of the inning, as Antonelli doubled and scored on a single from Ronnier Mustelier. Toledo managed to get a couple more runs in the ninth, as Matt Young walked and Eldred hit his second homer of the day, but the Yankees held on for the 6-3 victory.
Cervelli went 2-4 with a homer and two RBIs. Cole Garner also went 2-4. Pearce and Cust were the only Yankees without hits, as the rest of the lineup had at least one. Cust drew a pair of walks, but also struck out twice. Nelson Figueroa made the start, going seven innings and allowing just one run on five hits, two walks and five Ks.
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