Wednesday, July 10, 2013

The New York Yankees score some runs and win

The New York Yankees score some runs and win

The New York Yankees defeated the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday night. The final score was 8-1 and the game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York. Ivan Nova started for the Yankees and pitched great. Robinson Cano and Lyle Overbay powered the Yankees offense each hitting a homerun.

Nova pitched eight innings giving up one run on five hits. He walked two and struck out six and earned his fourth win of the season. Joba Chamberlain gave up a hit in his one inning of work.

Brett Gardner drew two walks, Ichiro Suzuki had a hit and Cano had three hits and three RBI. Vernon Wells had two hits, Zoilo Almonte drew a walk and Overbay had a hit and four RBI. Eduardo Nunez had a hit, Luis Cruz had a hit and Cano hit a double and a homerun. Overbay hit a homerun and the Yankees were 3-7 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base. Gardner and Cano each had a stolen base.

Wade Davis pitched five innings giving up six hits and eight runs. He walked three and struck out six and took his eighth loss of the season. J.C. Gutierrez pitched two innings giving up three hits and Louis Coleman pitched a perfect inning with three strikeouts.

Alex Gordon drew a walk, Alcides Escobar drew a walk and Eric Hosmer had two hits and an RBI. Billy Butler had a hit, Lorenzo Cain had a hit and Johnny Giavotella had a hit. George Kottares had a hit, Hosmer hit a double and the Royals were 1-4 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base. Cain had an outfield assist.

In the first the Yankees scored on a wild pitch to make it 1-0. Cano hit a three run homerun in the third to make it 4-0 Yankees. Overbay hit a grand slam to make it 8-0 in the sixth. In the eighth the Royals scored their only run on a Hosmer RBI double.

The Yankees ended their three game losing streak and improved their record to

49-42. The Royals record fell to 43-45. The two teams will play the final game of their four game series on Thursday afternoon.

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