Friday, May 18, 2012

The Yankees get a vintage Pettitte as the offense puts it away late

The Yankees get a great start out of Andy Pettitte and score late to secure a victory
The New York Yankees defeated the Cincinnati Reds by the score of 4-0 on Friday night. Andy Pettitte made the start and got his first win since 2010. He turned back the clock and was great on this night. The Yankees offense struggled again for most of the game. They got a couple of homeruns in the eighth inning and were able to secure the win. Bronson Arroyo started for the Reds and was great for seven innings. The Reds offense only managed four hits.

Pettitte pitched eight shutout innings giving up four hits. He walked one and struck out nine. Boon Logan pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout. Arroyo took his second loss of the season. He pitched 7 2/3 innings giving up nine hits and four runs with a walk and four strikeouts. Jose Arredondo struck out the only batter that he faced.

Derek Jeter had a hit, Curtis Granderson had two hits and Robinson Cano had two hits, an RBI and drew a walk. Alex Rodriguez had two hits and an RBI, Raul Ibanez had a hit and two RBI and Nick Swisher had a hit. Rodriguez had a double, Cano and Ibanez each had a homerun. The Yankees were 0-7 with runners in scoring position and they left five men on base. Stewart had an error and a passed ball.

Drew Stubbs had a hit, Chris Heisey had a hit and drew a walk and Todd Frazier had a hit. Ryan Hanigan had a hit.

In the fourth Rodriguez grounded out to give the Yankees a 1-0 lead. In the eighth Cano hit a solo homerun and Ibanez hit a two run homerun to make it 4-0 Yankees. The Yankees improved their record to 21-18 and the Reds dropped to 19-19.

The two teams will play game two of their three game series on Saturday afternoon. The Yankees with the win snapped a three game losing streak. The Yankees remain in fourth place in the AL East.

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