- Philadelphia Phillies defeated New York Yankees in first game to doubleheader, 11-7
- The Yankees bounced back to claim a 3-1 win care for a late game run  Phillies boss Joe Girardi stressed the importance of players' health
It was a hotly contested match between the New York Yankees and Philadelphia Phillies until late in the seventh round. Despite the Yankees falling short in the opening game, 7-11, New York stood back with a 3-1 victory grief for a late game.
When Aaron Nola left after a fantastic performance, the Yankees pulled through with a clutch series of hits to drive them at 9-2 this season. It was a fantastic performance for Nola to take care of the career high of 1
Unfortunately for the Phillies, after 88 places, Tommy Hunter checked in for Nola in the seventh inning and the Yankees took advantage of the situation. It was Mike Tauchaman's line-drive double that opened the game for the Yankees where they led 2-1 late in the game. An RBI single by Gio Urshela sealed the deal for the Yankees.
"It will not always be easy," Yankees manager Aaron Boone told ESPN.
The Yankees struggled with how well Zack Wheeler played in their opening game when he struck out in six innings where he hit six and picked up two strikes.
"Wheeler and Nola are two really good guys. You have to be able to win these games," Boone continued.
This game has Nola's first game back as a pitcher since the season opener on July 24. Phillies had a week of layoffs due to Miami Marlins' increasing increase in positive COVID-19 cases. Despite wanting to play more, manager Joe Girardi emphasized that he prioritizes the players' health above all else.
"They are stressful laps, and hopefully next time we can get him to 100 (places). Could not put his health," Girardi shared.
While Nola's exceptional performance, Girardi did not want to overwork his players and put them at risk of injury.
"I have a responsibility to the players that I do not allow them to hurt themselves because they are trying to be heroes," Girardi added with the help of NBC Sports.
"This is their career, and this is how they are going to earn a living so many times I have to protect players from themselves. I take it very seriously, Girardi stressed.
It has been a unique season. , but it will be interesting to see if the teams can maintain a high level of play despite the ongoing challenges the world faces with the pandemic.