Tuesday, June 4, 2013

The New York Yankees put some runs on the board in victory over the Cleveland Indians

The New York Yankees defeated the Cleveland Indians by the score of 7-4 on Monday night. The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York. Andy Pettitte started and was pitching well and then lost it in the fifth inning. The Yankees bullpen did a good job and Mariano Rivera picked up the save. Mark Teixeira had a grand slam for the Yankees.

Pettitte pitched 4 1/3 innings giving up four runs on seven hits. He walked three and struck out three. Shawn Kelley pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up a walk and striking out two and picked up his third win of the season, Joba Chamberlain walked one in his one inning of work work and struck out two and David Robertson pitched a perfect inning. Rivera picked up his 20th save of the season pitching an inning and giving up a hit and striking out one.

Brett Gardner had a hit, two RBI and drew a walk, Robinson Cano had a hit and Teixeira had a hit, four RBI and drew a walk. Travis Hafner had a hit and an RBI, Lyle Overbay had a hit and drew a walk and Ichiro Suzuki had a hit and drew a walk. Reid Brignac and Austin Romine each had two hits and Brignac hit a double. Teixeira and Hafner each hit a homerun. The Yankees were 3-9 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base. Romine had a stolen base.

Justin Masterson pitched 6 1/3 innings picking up his fourth loss of the season. He gave up seven runs and nine hits with three walks and five strikeouts. Cody Allen pitched 2/3 of an inning and gave up a walk and struck out one and Joe Smith pitched an inning giving up a hit.

Michael Bourn had three hits, Mike Aviles had two hits and an RBI and Jeff Kipnis drew a walk. Nick Swisher had an RBI and drew a walk in his return to New York, Mark Reynolds drew a walk and Carlos Santana had two hits and two RBI. Ryan Raburn drew a walk, Michael Brantley drew a walk and Drew Stubbs had a hit. Stubbs and Santana each hit a double. The Indians were 2-10 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base. Kipnis had a stolen base and Masterson committed an error.

The Indians took a 1-0 lead in the third on a Swisher fielders choice. The Yankees scored four runs in the bottom of the third on a Teixeira grand slam. Aviles hit a sacrifice fly in the fifth to make it a 4-2 game and then Santana hit a two run double to tie the game at four. In the sixth Gardner hit a two run single to make it 6-4 and Hafner hit a solo homerun to make it 7-4 in the seventh and that was the final score.

The Yankees record improved to 32-25 and the Indians record fell to 30-27. The two teams will play game two of three on Tuesday night.

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