Norfolk was held to six hits by four different Scranton pitchers in a 6-1 setback Monday night at Harbor Park.
Justin Turner led the Tides offense with three hits, one of which was an RBI single that plated Joey Gathright in the first inning for the Tides lone run. Turner has now hit safely in 30 of his last 37 games and is batting .313 on the season.
Gathright had his 10-game hitting streak snapped with an 0-for-2 night, although he did draw three walks and score Norfolk's lone run.
Andy Mitchell (9-4) took the loss for the Tides, as he allowed four earned runs on five hits in 5.2 innings of work. Mitchell walked five and struck out a season-high seven, throwing 59 of his 100 pitches for strikes. Tides pitchers struck out 14 batters in the contest.
Anthony Claggett (5-6) picked up the win for the Yankees as he yielded just three hits in five innings. Kevin Russo powered Scranton's offense with two hits, including a solo home run on the second pitch of the game.
The Tides and Yankees will continue their four-game series on Tuesday night, with David Pauley (8-9, 4.24) set to take the mound for Norfolk against right-hander Russ Ortiz (1-0, 0.00). First pitch is scheduled for 7:15.