Wednesday, April 24, 2013

The New York Yankees offense is silent as they lose game and series to the Tampa Bay Rays

The New York Yankees were defeated by the score of 3-0 to the Tampa Bay Rays.  The game took place

on Wednesday night at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida.  Andy Pettitte started for the Yankees

and he pitched well but their offense didn't do anything. 

Pettitte pitched six innings giving up three runs and only two were earned.  He gave up seven hits, walking

one batter and striking out ten.  Pettitte took his first loss of the season.  Shawn Kelley pitched two innings

giving up a hit and a walk with three strikeouts. 

Brett Gardner had a hit, Ichiro Suzuki had a hit and Travis Hafner drew a walk.  Eduardo Nunez had a hit,

Jayson Nix had a hit and the Yankees were 0-3 with runners in scoring position and they left four men on

base.  Boesch committed an error. 

Alex Cobb earned his third win of the season pitching 8 1/3 innings giving up no runs on three hits with a

walk.  Cobb struck out seven batters.  Fernando Rodney earned his third save of the season pitching 2/3 of

an inning giving up a hit. 

Desmond Jennings had a hit, Ben Zobrist had two hits and two RBI and Sean Rodriguez had two hits and

an RBI.  James Loney drew a walk, Yunel Escobar had a hit and Sam Fuld had a hit.  Shelly Duncan drew

a walk, Kelly Johnson had a hit and Zobrist hit a double.  Rodriguez hit a homerun and the Rays were 1-7

with runners in scoring position and they left eight men on base. 

Zobrist hit a two run doublen the fifth giving the Rays a 2-0 lead.  In the sixth Rodriguez hit a solo homerun

to extend the lead to 3-0 and that would be the final score.  The Rays took two out of three in the series

and the Yankees record dropped to 11-9.  The Rays record improved to 10-11.  The Yankees head home

to begin a four game series with the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday night. 

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