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Taillon Pitches Well But No Decision; Three Hits For Marte and Gonzalez

Taillon Pitches Well But No Decision; Three Hits For Marte and Gonzalez

Tampa Yankees  5,  Bradenton Marauders  3(box) Three hits by 3B Elevys Gonzalez were not enough for the Marauders to catch up to the Yankees, as Nate Baker lost his second game of the season.  The Marauders scored first with a run in the top of the 3rd.  C Carlos Paulino and SS Kelson Brown led off with back-to-back singles, then a sacrifice bunt by RF Robbie Grossman and a sacrifice fly by 2B Jarek Cunningham brought in Paulino with the first run.  The Yankees tied it up in the bottom of the 4th.  Baker had allowed a single and double in the 1st inning, but a timely throw in from LF David Rubinstein, relayed by Gonzalez, let Paulino tag out the lead runner at the plate.  Baker retired the side in order over the next two innings, then gave up a triple and an RBI ground out in the 4th to tie the score at 1-1.  But Baker got into trouble in the 5th with a walk and a hit batter, and a sacrifice bunt to move both runners into scoring positi...

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