Friday, August 10, 2012

Yankees win third straight as Garcia is solid again

The New York Yankees defeated the Toronto Blue Jays by the score of 10-4 on Friday night. The game took place at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Canada. Freddy Garcia started for the Yankees and pitched well. Ichiro Suzuki led the Yankees offense. Ricky Romero pitched well for the Blue Jays and their bullpen didn’t. Kelly Johnson led the Jays offense.  Garcia pitched six innings giving up two runs on five hits. He didn’t walk a batter and struck out four and he won his sixth game of the season. Boone Logan faced two batters and retired them both, one by a strikeout and Joba Chamberlain pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up a hit and a run. Dave Robertson pitched an inning walking one, Clay Rapada pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up two hits and a run with a strikeout and Cody Eppley pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up a hit and he struck out one. Romero lost his ninth game of the season pitching seven innings giving up four hits and three runs with two of them being earned. He walked three and struck out two. Steve Delabar pitched an inning giving up four hits and three runs, David Carpenter pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up three hits and four runs with a walk and a strikeout. Brad Lincoln pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up a hit.
Derek Jeter had two hits, Nick Swisher had two hits and an RBI and Mark Teixeira had a hit and an RBI. Robinson Cano had two hits, an RBI and drew a walk, Andruw Jones drew a walk and Raul Ibanez had a hit and an RBI. Jayson Nix had a hit, Russell Martin had a hit and drew a walk and was hit by a pitch and Suzuki had two hits and five RBI. McGehee drew a walk, Swisher and Suzuki each hit a double. Teixiera hit a homerun and the Yankees were 4-13 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base.
Rajai Davis drew a walk, Colby Rasmus had a hit and Yunel Escobar had a hit. David Cooper had two hits, Johnson had two hits and two RBI and Yan Gomes had a hit. Jeff Mathis had a hit and an RBI and Anthony Gose had a hit. Johnson hit a double and hit a homerun. The Blue Jays were 3-8 with runners in scoring position and they left five men on base. Gose had two stolen bases and Mathis and Gose each committed an error.
The Yankees won their third straight game and first of three in Toronto. The Yankees improved their record to 66-46. The Blue Jays record dropped to 53-59 and they fell to 13 games back of the Yankees for first place in the AL East. The teams will play game two of their three game series on Saturday afternoon. The Yankees maintained their 5 ½ game lead over the second place Baltimore Orioles.

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