Thursday, March 6, 2014

The New York Yankees are defeated by the Baltimore Orioles under the lights in Tampa

The New York Yankees were defeated by the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday night.  The game took

place at Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida.  The final score was 3-2 and David Phelps started for

the Yankees.  Phelps was hit pretty hard but he battled and didn't give up much.  Francisco Cervelli

hit a homerun for the Yankees. 

Phelps pitched 2 2/3 innings giving up five hits and a run.  He walked one and struck out two.  Matt Thornton faced one batter and retired him, Brian Gordon pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout and Chris Leroux pitched two perfect innings with two strikeouts.  Chase Whitley took the loss pitching an inning and giving up two hits and two runs with a walk and a strikeout.  Cesar Cabral pitched an inning walking one and Preston Claiborne pitched an inning giving up a hit and striking out one. 

Jacoby Ellsbury drew a walk, Carlos Beltran drew a walk and Brian Roberts had a hit and drew a walk.  Scott Sizemore seeing his first action of the spring had a hit, Cervelli had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk and Brendan Ryan had a hit.  Russ Canzler had a hit, Francisco Arcia had a hit and Yangervis Solarte had a hit and an RBI. 

Cervelli hit a homerun, the Yankees were 1-4 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base.  The Yankees took a 2-0 lead in the second on a Cervelli solo homerun and Solarte RBI single.  Jemile Weeks grounded out scoring a run in the top of the third for the Orioles.  The Yankees lead was cut in half to 2-1.  In the seventh the Orioles scored the final two runs of the game.  Quintin Berry hit and RBI single and Julio Borbon grounded out to score another run. 

The Yankees travel to Port Charlotte on Wednesday afternoon to face the Tampa Bay Rays.  Adam Warren will start the game.   

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