The New York Yankees win a slugfest with the Baltimore Orioles
The New York Yankees defeated the Baltimore Orioles on Friday night. The final score was 8-5 and the game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York. CC Sabathia started and didn’t pitch very well. The bullpen did a great job for the Yankees; the offense saw Alfonso Soriano and Ichiro Suzuki each hit two run homeruns.
Sabathia pitched 5 2/3 innings giving up five runs on seven hits. He walked one and struck out four and won his 12th game of the season. Shawn Kelley pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit, Boone Logan retired the only batter that he faced and David Robertson pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up a hit and a walk with a strikeout. Mariano Rivera earned his 39th save of the season with a 1-2-3 inning.
Brett Gardner had a hit, Derek Jeter drew a walk and Robinson Cano had two hits, two RBI and drew a walk. Soriano had a hit and two RBI, Alex Rodriguez had a hit and an RBI and Curtis Granderson had two hits. Mark Reynolds had three hits and an RBI, Suzuki had two hits, two RBI and drew a walk and Austin Romine had a hit. Granderson and Romine each hit a double and Reynolds hit two doubles. Soriano and Suzuki each hit a homerun and the Yankees were 6-10 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base. Soriano and Rodriguez each had a stolen base and Sabathia had a pickoff.
Miguel Gonzalez lost his seventh game of the season pitching four innings and giving up six hits. He gave up seven runs and three walks with no strikeouts. T.J. McFarland pitched 2 2/3 innings giving up four hits and a run with a strikeout and Frankie Rodriguez pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up three hits.
Manny Machado had two hits and an RBI, Adam Jones had a hit and Chris Davis had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk. Nick Markakis had three hits and an RBI, Danny Valencia had two hits and two RBI and Alexi Casilla drew a walk. Machado and Jones each hit a double and Valencia hit a homerun. The Orioles were 4-10 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base. Casilla had a stolen base and Machado was caught stealing. Jones had an outfield assist.
In the fourth Davis hit an RBI single giving the Orioles a 1-0 lead. Soriano hit a two run homerun in the bottom of the fourth to give the Yankees a 2-1 lead. In the fifth Valencia hit a two run homerun to give the Orioles back the lead at 3-2, Machado hit an RBI single to make it 4-2. The Yankees came back again in the bottom of the fifth with a Reynolds RBI double, Suzuki two run homerun and Cano two run single. It was 7-4 Yankees at this point and the teams would trade runs after that. The final score was 8-5 Yankees.
The Yankees record improved to 71-63 and the Orioles record fell to 71-62. The two teams will play game two of their three game series on Saturday afternoon.