Monday, April 29, 2013

The New York Yankees complete the four game sweep over the Toronto Blue Jays

The New York Yankees defeated the Toronto Blue Jays by the score of 3-2 on Sunday afternoon. The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York. Phil Hughes started for the Yankees and pitched well, their bullpen was great. Lyle Overbay and Brennan Boesch each hit a homerun. 
Hughes pitched six innings giving up two runs on seven hits. He walked one intentionally and struck out nine batters. Boone Logan picked up his first win pitching an inning and giving up a hit with two strikeouts, David Robertson pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout and Mariano Rivera earned his ninth save of the season with a perfect inning striking out one. Rivera has never had nine saves in the month of April before in his career.

Ichiro Suzuki drew a walk, Robinson Cano drew a walk and Travis Hafner had a hit. Boesch had a hit and an RBI, Overbay had two hits and two RBI and Eduardo Nunez drew a walk. Boesch and Overbay each hit a homerun and the Yankees were 0-2 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base.

R.A. Dickey was the hard luck loser pitching seven innings giving up four hits and three runs with a walk and four strikeouts. Dickey took his fourth loss of the season, Steve Delabar pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up two walks and Brett Cecil pitched 1/3 of an inning striking out the only batter that he faced.

Brett Lawrie had a hit, Colby Rasmus had a hit and Jose Bautista had a hit. Edward Encarnacion had a hit, Melky Cabrera had a hit and Adam Lind had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk. Maizur Izturis had a hit and an RBI, Kawasaki had a hit and Bautista and Izturis each hit doubles. The Blue Jays were 2-6 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base. Bautista had a stolen base.

In the second inning Boesch hit a solo homerun to give the Yankees a 1-0 lead. In the fourth Toronto tied the game at one. Lind hit an RBI single and in the sixth Toronto took the lead on an Izturis RBI double. In the bottom of the seventh Overbay hit a two run homerun to give the Yankees the 3-2 lead and that would be the final score.

The Yankees swept the four game series and are now 15-9 on the season. The Blue Jays record dropped to 9-17 in a season that started with so much promise and big expectations. The Yankees will remain home and begin a three game series with the new American League Houston Astros on Monday night.

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