Friday, March 15, 2013

The New York Yankees defeat the Miami Marlins 7-3

The New York Yankees defeated the Miami Marlins by the score of 7-3 on Friday afternoon. The game was played at Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida. CC Sabathia made his first start of the spring and started off slow but finished strong. Francisco Cervelli and Travis Hafner both hit a homerun. 
Sabathia pitched five innings giving up eight hits and two runs. He walked one and struck out two, Joba Chamberlain pitched an inning giving up a hit and a run with a strikeout, David Robertson pitched an inning giving up two hits and he struck out one and Mark Montgomery pitched an inning giving up a hit. Vidal Nuno pitched an inning giving up a hit and he struck out one.

Derek Jeter had a hit, Ichiro Suzuki drew two walks and Hafner had a hit and two RBI. Cervelli had a hit and an RBI, Francisco Arcia drew a walk and Jose Pirela had two hits and an RBI. Thomas Neal had a hit and an RBI, Corbin Joseph drew a walk and Gil Velazquez drew a walk. Neal hit a double, Pirela hit a triple, Cervelli and Hafner each hit a homerun. The Yankees were 1-8 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base. Ronnier Mustelier had a stolen base and Sabathia committed an error.

John Maine pitched three innings giving up three hits and three runs with two walks and two strikeouts. Ryan Webb pitched two perfect innings, A.J. Ramos pitched a perfect inning and Dan Jennings pitched an inning giving up a hit and two runs, one of them was earned with two walks and a strikeout. Jennings picked up the loss and Tom Koehler pitched an inning giving up two hits and two runs with a walk and a strikeout.

Juan Pierre had two hits, Donovan Solano had two hits and an RBI and Kevin Kouzmanoff had a hit and drew a walk. Chris Coghlan had a hit, Rob Brantly had a hit and an RBI, Nick Green and Gorkys Hernandez each had three hits. Coghlan hit a double and the Marlins were 3-11 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base. Hechavarria and Realmuto each committed an error. Realmuto also had a passed ball

The Marlins had a 2-0 lead in the first. Kearns hit into a double play scoring one run and then Brantly had an RBI single. Cervelli hit a solo homerun in the second to make it a 2-1 game. The Yankees took a 3-2 lead in the third on a Hafner two run homerun. Solano hit an RBI single in the seventh to tie the game at three, the Yankees came back with two runs in the bottom of the seventh. A passed ball made it 4-3 Yankees and a throwing error made it a 5-3 game. Pirela hit an RBI triple and Neal hit an RBI double in the eighth to make it 7-3 and that was the final score.

The Yankees record improved to 8-12 in the spring and the Marlins record dropped to 7-10. The Yankees will play a split squad on Saturday with an afternoon game at home against the Philadelphia Phillies and an evening game at the Atlanta Braves. The Miami Marlins will play Saturday afternoon at the New York Mets.

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