Tanaka wins again as Yankees beat Brewers 5-3 - NBC Sports

Tanaka wins again as Yankees beat Brewers 5-3
New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka throws to the Milwaukee Brewers in the first inning of a baseball game Friday, May 9, 2014, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)
May 9, 2014, 11:37 pm

MILWAUKEE (AP) Masahiro Tanaka pitched into the seventh inning, Yangervis Solarte hit a three-run homer and the New York Yankees beat the Milwaukee Brewers 5-3 on Friday night.

It was New York's first game in Milwaukee since 2005, and Yankees captain Derek Jeter got an unusual greeting when a fan jumped out of the left-field stands and walked briskly toward his spot at shortstop in the sixth inning.

Jeter didn't appear to notice until the fan was within an arm's length or so. Jeter, who plans to retire after this season, calmly took a few steps away as several security guards rushed in to tackle the person.

Tanaka (5-0) allowed two runs and seven hits in his first interleague game. The Japanese right-hander struck out seven and walked one.

Tanaka also struck out in each of his first three major league at-bats.

Yovani Gallardo (2-2) matched Tanaka pitch for pitch until New York scored four times in the fourth on four hits, highlighted by Solarte's second home run of the season. Carlos Beltran walked and Brian McCann singled before Solarte hit Gallardo's first pitch over the right-field wall.

The Yankees tacked on an insurance run in the eighth inning. Beltran hit a leadoff double against Brandon Kintzler, and Ichiro Suzuki then came in to run. Suzuki stole third and scored on Mark Teixeira's roller down the first-base line.

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