Wednesday, August 28, 2013

The New York Yankees get back on track in Toronto

The New York Yankees get back on track in Toronto

The New York Yankees defeated the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday night. The final score was 7-1 and the game took place at Rogers Center in Toronto, Canada. Andy Pettitte started and pitched very well. Alfonso Soriano led the offense with two homeruns and four RBI. Robinson Cano was hit on the hand and left the game but X-rays were negative.

Pettitte pitched seven shutout innings giving up five hits. He walked two and struck out three and earned his 10th win of the season. Pettite now has 14 years of 10+ wins as a Yankee, which is the most all-time. Adam Warren pitched two innings giving up five hits and a run with a walk.

Brett Gardner had a hit, Derek Jeter had two hits and an RBI and Eduardo Nunez had a hit. Soriano had two hits and four RBI, Alex Rodriguez had two hits, an RBI and drew a walk and Curtis Granderson had two hits and drew a walk. Vernon Wells had a hit and drew a walk, Mark Reynolds had a hit and an RBI and Gardner hit a double. Soriano hit two homeruns; Rodriguez and Reynolds each hit a homerun. The Yankees were 2-7 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base. Granderson had a stolen base and Gardner had an outfield assist.

J.A. Happ took the loss his fourth of the season. Happ pitched 4 2/3 innings giving up seven hits and five runs with two walks and five strikeouts. Esmil Rogers pitched 3 1/3 innings giving up three hits and two runs with a walk and a strikeout and Neil Wagner pitched an inning giving up two hits and striking out two.

Jose Reyes had a hit, Rajai Davis had two hits and Edward Encarnacion drew a walk. Brett Lawrie had a hit and drew two walks, Moises Sierra had three hits and Goins had two hits. Kevin Pillar had a hit and an RBI. Davis, Sierra and Pillar each hit a double. The Jays were 2-7 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base. Arencibia committed an error.

The Yankees scored four runs in the first inning and never looked back. Jeter hit an RBI single and Soriano hit a three run homerun. In the third Soriano hit a solo homerun to make it a 5-0 game. Reynolds hit a solo homerun in the sixth to push the lead to 6-0 and Rodriguez hit a solo homerun in the seventh to make it 7-0 Yankees. The Jays scored their only run and the final run in the eighth. Pillar hit an RBI double.

The Yankees record improved to 70-62 and the Jays record dropped to 59-74. The two teams will play the rubber game of their three game series on Wednesday night.

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