The Yankees bounced back from Thursday's loss in Anaheim by heading to San Francisco and defeating the Giants Friday night, 7-3. They're 4-1 so far to start their nine-game West Coast trip. >> Box score
Six takeaways from Friday's game...
1) Luke Voit continued his remarkable run at the plate. With a third-inning single, he extended his on-base streak to 37 games, dating back to last season, and extended his hitting streak to 13 games. He blasted a two-run homer to center field in the ninth to give the Yanks two crucial insurance runs, putting them up 7-3. He finished 3-for-4 with a walk, two runs and three RBI, having knocked in a run with a double in the fifth.
2) James Paxton was having another strong outing through five innings before things got murky in the sixth, but he did earn his third win of the season. He allowed three runs in 5.2 innings on five hits and two walks while striking out eight. He surrendered a walk, an RBI double and an RBI single in the sixth before giving way to Tommy Kahnle, who stopped the bleeding and kept the Yanks ahead 5-3. Paxton has 32 strikeouts over his last three starts.
3) The bullpen kept San Francisco off the board the rest of the night, but there was danger in the seventh. After Zack Britton got the first two outs, he walked three straight batters to load the bases. Adam Ottavino entered and struck Buster Posey out looking to end the threat. Ottavino pitched a scoreless eighth before Aroldis Chapman shut the door in the ninth.
4) DJ LeMahieu is heating up. He went 3-for-5 with three runs scored out of the leadoff spot, his third straight multi-hit game. The infielder is 7-for-14 in those three games, which follows a cold streak during which he went 3-for-37 over nine appearances.
5) New Yankee Cameron Maybin drew the start in right field and recorded his first hit and RBI with the team, driving in Gleyber Torres in the first inning after Torres' RBI double.
6) The Yankees had 15 hits. Their eight starting position players all had at least one hit. Gio Urshela went 2-for-5 with an RBI batting cleanup.
The Yankees continue their three-game set against the Giants on Saturday at 4:05 p.m. LHP J.A. Happ will start for the Yanks while LHP Derek Holland starts for San Francisco.