NEW YORK -- As Trevor Brown scurried across home plate, the pocket of fans clad in Giants orange at Yankee Stadium erupted Friday night. Yankees manager Joe Girardi looked on from the dugout, his hands resting over the guardrail and his face bearing no expression. His plans had been squandered.
Masahiro Tanaka had thrown just 83 pitches through six scoreless innings, but Girardi pulled him before the seventh in favor of Dellin Betances. The Yankees claimed the 3-2 win in the series opener, but not before a pair of rare slipups from Betances and Andrew Miller, in the seventh and eighth, respectively, left the game's outcome in jeopardy.
Joshua Needelman is a reporter for MLB.com based in New York. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.