Members of the Clippers pitching staff have logged a lot of innings lately, but that didn't stop them from holding the Scranton/ Wilkes-Barre Yankees to just one run in a 6-1 victory Tuesday.
Paolo Espino (1-1) went five innings and struck out four to pick up a win in a spot start.
Manager Mike Sarbaugh also had two fresh arms at his disposal. Mitch Talbot - in his first appearance during his rehab stint - went one inning, striking out two. Tyler Sturdevant - called up earlier in the day from Akron - picked up the save after his three innings of work.
Leading 2-0 through five, the home bats broke it open in the sixth. Michel Hernandez's double brought home Chad Huffman and Jared Goedert. Hernandez scored on a Cord Phelps single.
Jason Kipnis and Shelley Duncan added solo home runs and Tim Fedroff hit an RBI double in the fifth to complete the scoring.
Ivan Nova (1-2) started the game for the Yankees but left the game in the second after suffering an apparent leg injury.
After taking the first two games of the series, the Clippers will look to win the series Wednesday at 7:05 PM, as Corey Kluber (4-5, 6.09) toes the rubber against Yankee starter D.J. Mitchell (6-7, 3.24).
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