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Cardinals Drop Yankees, 6-5

June 20, 2009 — The Cardinals handed the Yankees their second loss in a row to by a score of 6-5 Friday night in the Raphael Jackson AA Baseball League at D.C. Canegata Ballpark. The third-place Yanks have had a hard time this season when facing the league’s top two teams in the Cardinals and the first place Vikings, who beat them last Sunday.
Batting first, the Yankees got on the board with one run on Jeremy Newton’s RBI double to take the early lead. The Cardinals responded with two runs on two Yankees errors to take the lead after one inning.
The score would stay that way until the top of the fourth inning when Steve Simmonds delivered an RBI single for the Yankees to tie the game at two. The Cardinals answered with four unearned runs in the bottom of the inning to take the lead at 6-2.
An error by the Cardinals first baseman in the top of the fifth allowed the Yankees to plate one run, and they trailed 6-3 going into the sixth after the Cardinals failed to score in the bottom of the fifth.
After a scoreless sixth, the umpires alerted both teams that the seventh inning would be the final one as the game's allotted time was just about gone. The Yankees, trailing by three at that point, managed to come up with two runs on an RBI single by Omari Eastman and an unearned run to close to within one at 6-5 — but that would be as close as they would get.
Luis Garcia got the win on the hill for the Cardinals while Orlando Benitez got the loss. Top batters for the Cardinals were Juan Isaac, 2 for 4, and Miguel Rodriguez, 3 for 3. For the Yankees, Dwayne Harvey was 2 for 3, and Steve Simmonds was 2 for 3 with an RBI.

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June 20, 2009 -- The Cardinals handed the Yankees their second loss in a row to by a score of 6-5 Friday night in the Raphael Jackson AA Baseball League at D.C. Canegata Ballpark. The third-place Yanks have had a hard time this season when facing the league’s top two teams in the Cardinals and the first place Vikings, who beat them last Sunday.
Batting first, the Yankees got on the board with one run on Jeremy Newton’s RBI double to take the early lead. The Cardinals responded with two runs on two Yankees errors to take the lead after one inning.
The score would stay that way until the top of the fourth inning when Steve Simmonds delivered an RBI single for the Yankees to tie the game at two. The Cardinals answered with four unearned runs in the bottom of the inning to take the lead at 6-2.
An error by the Cardinals first baseman in the top of the fifth allowed the Yankees to plate one run, and they trailed 6-3 going into the sixth after the Cardinals failed to score in the bottom of the fifth.
After a scoreless sixth, the umpires alerted both teams that the seventh inning would be the final one as the game's allotted time was just about gone. The Yankees, trailing by three at that point, managed to come up with two runs on an RBI single by Omari Eastman and an unearned run to close to within one at 6-5 -- but that would be as close as they would get.
Luis Garcia got the win on the hill for the Cardinals while Orlando Benitez got the loss. Top batters for the Cardinals were Juan Isaac, 2 for 4, and Miguel Rodriguez, 3 for 3. For the Yankees, Dwayne Harvey was 2 for 3, and Steve Simmonds was 2 for 3 with an RBI.