Tuesday, August 28, 2012

The Yankees ride stellar pitching to a victory over the Toronto Blue Jays

The New York Yankees defeated the Toronto Blue Jays by the score of 2-1 on Tuesday night. The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx,New York. Phil Hughes started for the Yankees and pitched seven strong innings. The Yankees bullpen was perfect and the offense didn’t do much but they had a couple of clutch RBI. Ricky Romero pitched well for the Blue Jays and they got their run on a homerun by Adeiny Hechavarria. 
Hughes pitched seven innings giving up one run on four hits. He walked three and struck out five and won his 13th game of the season. David Robertson and Rafael Soriano both pitched 1-2-3 innings. Soriano picked up his 34th save of the season. Romero pitched seven innings giving up five hits and two runs with two walks and six strikeouts. He lost his 12th game of the season, Lyon pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout.

Derek Jeter had a hit, Nick Swisher had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk and Steve Pearce drew a walk. Curtis Granderson had an RBI, Jayson Nix had two hits and Ichiro Suzuki had a hit. The Yankees were 1-5 with runners in scoring position and they left four men on base. Nix had a stolen base and Jeter was caught stealing.

Rajai Davis drew a walk, Colby Rasmus drew a walk and Edwin Encarnacion drew a walk. Yunel Escobar had a hit, Moises Sierra had two hits and Hechavarria had a hit and an RBI. Escobar hit a double and Hechavarria hit a homerun. The Blue Jays were 0-4 with runners in scoring position and they left five men on base. Davis was caught stealing.

In the third Swisher hit an RBI single to give the Yankees a 1-0 lead. In the fourth Granderson hit a sacrifice fly giving the Yankees a 2-0 lead. The Blue Jays scored their only run and the last run of the game in the fifth. Hechavarria hit his first major league homerun to make it a 2-1 game and that was the final score.

The three game series is now even at one game a piece. The rubber game will be played on Wednesday afternoon. The Yankees record improved to 75-54 and the Blue Jays record fell to 57-71. The Yankees remain 3 ½ games ahead of the Baltimore Orioles for first place in the AL East.

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