Tuesday, April 16, 2013

The New York Yankees defeat the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-2

The New York Yankees defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks by the score of 4-2 on Tuesday night. The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York. Ivan Nova started for the Yankees and pitched better, the bullpen was great. Robinson Cano had the big hit a three run homerun. 
Nova pitched five innings giving up two runs and seven hits with two walks and six strikeouts. Nova picked up his first win of the season. Boone Logan pitched 1 1/3 innings with two strikeouts, Joba Chamberlain retired both batters that he faced and David Robertson pitched a scoreless inning giving up a hit. Mariano Rivera pitched a 1-2-3 inning picking up his third save.

Brett Gardner had a hit, Cano had two hits and three RBI with a walk and Kevin Youkilis had two hits. Travis Hafner had two hits, Vernon Wells drew a walk and Ichiro Suzuki had a hit and drew a walk. Eduardo Nunez had a hit and an RBI, Lyle Overbay had a hit and Chris Stewart had two hits. Gardner hit a double and Hafner hit two doubles. Cano hit a homerun and the Yankees were 1-8 with runners in scoring position and left ten men on base.

Brandon McCarthy took the loss his second of the season. He pitched four innings giving up nine hits and three runs with two walks and four strikeouts. Matt Reynolds pitched two innings giving up a hit with two strikeouts, Brad Ziegler pitched an inning giving up two hits and a run with a walk and Heath Bell pitched a perfect inning striking out the side.

Parra had a hit, Martin Prado had a hit and drew a walk and Paul Goldschmidt had a hit. Montero had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk, Cody Ross had two hits and an RBI and A.J. Pollock had two hits. Pollock hit two doubles and the Diamondbacks were 2-8 with runners in scoring position and they left eight men on base. Parra had a stolen base.

In the third the Diamondbacks took a 2-0 lead. Montero hit a sacrifice fly and Ross hit an RBI single. The Yankees took a 3-2 lead in the fourth on a three run homerun by Cano. Nunez hit a sacrifice fly for the final run in the seventh. The final score was 4-2 Yankees.

The Yankees have now won 6 out of their last seven games and improved to 7-5 on the season. The two teams will play game two on Wednesday night. The Diamondbacks record dropped to 8-5.

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