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Paxton Struggles As Yankees Lose to Nationals

When a team commits 5 errors in a game, it means you are defensively challenged and bound to lose. Well, the Washington Nationals did just that and managed to beat the New York Yankees 9-2 with James Paxton struggling in his first outing from Lower Back Surgery in February. In one inning of work, the Yankees’ No. 2 starter gave up 3 runs, 5 hits and 1 walk with 1 K.

Mike King entered with the bases loaded with no outs in his 2nd game in the major league to replaced Paxton. He gave up a two-run Home Run to Victor Robles in the bottom of the 4th inning after Giancarlo Stanton’s monster Home Run in the top of the 4th inning to shave the Nationals lead to 3-2. The Nationals out powered the Bronx Bombers when Jonathan Holder surrendered an RBI double to Howie Kendrick in the 5th inning, an Asdrubal Cabrera Home Run off Ben Heller in the 7th inning and a Michael Taylor Home Run off Luis Avilan in the 8th inning to make it 9-2.