MLB: Yankees Rebound, Squash Pirates

A.J. MartelliSenior Analyst IJune 25, 2008

Coming off a 12-5 beating on Tuesday night, the New York Yankees shutout the Pittsburgh Pirates 10-0.

New York starter Joba Chamberlain turned in a great performance. Chamberlain tossed 6.2 innings, allowed no runs on six hits, walked one and punched out seven.

For the Pirates it was Zach Duke who went five innings, got touched up for four runs on seven hits, walked two and gathered no strikeouts. 

The Yankees' offense got themselves off to a good start in the first inning, getting two runs off the bat of Jason Giambi and with the help of a throwing error from Jack Wilson.

The Yankees tacked on one run in the fourth and fifth innings, making the score 4-0.

The top of the sixth featured home runs from Robinson Cano and Bobby Abreu. Cano left the yard for one run and Abreu cracked a three-run homer, his second home run in as many nights.

Both homers came off former Yankee hurler T.J. Beam. At the end of six innings, the Yankees had an 8-0 lead.

The Yankees put two more runs on the board, one in the top of the eighth and one in the top of the ninth, giving themselves a 10-0 edge.

The Pirates were unable to mount any offense as the Yankees went on to take game two of the series as Jose Veras closed out the game.

Chamberlain earned himself his first win as a big league starter, and improved his season record to 2-2.

Duke took the loss, and is now 4-5 on the campaign.

With the series tied at one game apiece, the Yankees and Pirates will play the rubber game tomorrow night at 7:05 ET.

The Yankees will start Mike Mussina (10-5, 3.93 ERA). The Pirates will start Paul Maholm (5-5, 4.41 EA).

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