Saturday, April 20, 2013

The New York Yankees take their second in a row in Toronto 5-3 over the Blue Jays

The New York Yankees defeated the Toronto Blue Jays by the score of 5-3 on Saturday afternoon. The game took place at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Canada. Hiroki Kuroda started for the Yankees and pitched great, David Robertson blew the game for the Yankees but then they won it in extra innings. Vernon Wells had three hits to lead the Yankees offense. 
Kuroda pitched 7 1/3 innings giving up one run on three hits with a walk and seven strikeouts. Robertson pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up two hits and two runs with two walks and two strikeouts, Joba Chamberlain retired both batters that he faced and had a strikeout and Boone Logan pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and striking out one. Shawn Kelley picked up his first win of the season facing two batters and retiring them both and Mariano Rivera picked up his fifth save of the season pitching an inning and giving up a hit and striking out two.

Brett Gardner had two hits, Robinson Cano had a hit and drew a walk and Kevin Youkilis had a hit and two RBI. Lyle Overbay had a hit, Wells had three hits and an RBI and Francisco Cervelli had a hit. Ichiro Suzuki had a hit, Jayson Nix had a hit and Gardner and Overbay each hit a double. Wells hit a homerun and the Yankees were 3-12 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base.

Mark Buehrle pitched seven innings giving up eight hits and three runs with a walk and seven strikeouts. Esmil Rogers pitched an inning giving up a hit, Kyle Janssen pitched an inning striking out one and Aaron Loup took the loss pitching an inning giving up two hits and two runs which were unearned. Delabar pitched a perfect inning with a couple of strikeouts.

Rajai Davis had a hit and an RBI, Melky Cabrera had two hits and two RBI and Jose Bautista had a hit and drew a walk. Edward Encarnacion drew a walk, Colby Rasmus had a hit and Maizur Izturis had a hit. Kawasaki had a hit, Adam Lind drew a walk and Cabrera and Bautista each hit a double. The Blue Jays were 2-10 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base. Davis had a stolen base and Izturis and Loup each committed an error.

Wells hit a solo homerun in the second to give the Yankees a 1-0 lead. In the fifth Youkilis hit a two run single to make it 3-0 Yankees. The Blue Jays rallied in the eighth to tie the score at three. Davis hit an RBI single and Cabrera a two run single. In the 11th Suzuki hit a sac bunt which Loup threw into left field allowing two runs to score giving the Yankees a 5-3 lead which they would hold on to for the win.

The Yankees have won two straight in Toronto to take their fourth straight series. The Yankees have now won five games in a row on the road and have won nine of eleven overall. The Yankees record improved to 10-6 on the season and the Blue Jays record dropped to 7-11 on the season. The Yankees will be looking for the sweep on Sunday afternoon.

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