Saturday, April 20, 2013

The New York Yankees show some power up north as they defeat the Toronto Blue Jays

The New York Yankees defeated the Toronto Blue Jays by the score of 9-4 on Friday night. The game took place at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Canada. Andy Pettitte started for the Yankees and pitched well especially for not pitching in a while. Travis Hafner, Vernon Wells and Lyle Overbay each hit a homerun. 
Pettitte pitched 7 1/3 innings giving up six hits and three runs. He walked one and struck out five and picked up his third win of the season. Shawn Kelley pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up one hit and one run with a couple of strikeouts.

Brett Gardner had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk, Robinson Cano had three hits and an RBI and Hafner had two hits and two RBI. Wells had two hits and two RBI, Ichiro Suzuki had two hits and Eduardo Nunez drew a walk. Lyle Overbay had a hit and an RBI, Francisco Cervelli had a couple of hits and drew a walk and Cano and Hafner each hit a double. Cervelli and Suzuki each hit two doubles. Gardner hit a triple and Hafner, Overbay and Wells each hit a homerun. The Yankees were 2-11 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base.

Brandon Morrow started for the Blue Jays and pitched 5 1/3 innings giving up nine hits and seven runs with five of them being earned. He had a walk and four strikeouts and took his second loss of the season. Brett Cecil pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up two hits and two runs with a walk and a strikeout, Steve Delabar pitched an inning giving up a hit and a walk with a strikeout and Darren Oliver pitched an inning giving up a hit.

Rajai Davis had a hit, Melky Cabrera had a hit and an RBI and Jose Bautista had a hit, two RBI and drew a walk. J.P. Arencibia had two hits and an RBI, Brett Lawrie had two hits and Davis hit a triple. Bautista and Arencibia hit a homerun. The Blue Jays were 0-1 with runners in scoring position and left two men on base. Rasmus committed an error.

In the first inning Hafner hit an RBI double and Wells grounded out to make it 2-0 Yankees. The Blue Jays scored one in the bottom of the first. Cabrera hit an RBI groundout. In the third Hafner hit a solo homerun and Nunez hit a sacrifice fly that two runs scored on. The first one scored and then the second on a throwing error. In the sixth Overbay hit a solo homerun, Gardner hit an RBI triple and Cano hit an RBI groundout to make it 8-1 Yankees. Bautista hit a two run homerun in the sixth to cut the lead to 8-3. In the seventh Wells hit a solo homerun for the Yankees last run and to make it 9-3. The Blue Jays added a run in the ninth and the final score was 9-4 Yankees.

The Yankees have won eight of their last ten games and improved their record to 9-6. The Blue Jays record dropped to 7-10 on the season. The two teams will play game two of the three game series on Saturday afternoon.

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