Shane Rawley pitched a six-hitter and Graig Nettles drove in two runs, one with his seventh homer in 13 games, as the New York Yankees defeated the Brewers, 7-1, last night in Milwaukee.
Rawley (6-5) struck out two and walked one, giving up Milwaukee's only run on an RBI single by Ted Simmons in the ninth, as the Yankees handed the Brewers their fourth successive defeat.
The Yankees took a 1-0 lead with an unearned run in the first inning against Moose Haas (4-2). Willie Randolph, who also drove in two runs for the Yankees, reached base when shortstop Robin Yount fumbled his grounder for an error and Ken Griffey walked.
The two executed a double steal and Randolph scored on a ground out by Nettles.
The Yankees made it 3-0 in the third. Andre Robertson singled and scored when Randolph's short liner skipped past right fielder Charlie Moore for a triple. Dave Winfield singled in Randolph.
The Yankees added three runs in the fourth. Don Baylor singled and came around to score on two ground outs and a single by Roy Smalley. After a single by Robertson chased Haas, Randolph and Griffey hit RBI singles off Chuck Porter.
Nettles got his ninth homer of the year in the fifth to make it 7-0.