Sunday, March 9, 2014

The New York Yankees win a wild seesaw battle with the Houston Astros

The New York Yankees defeated the Houston Astros on Saturday afternoon.  The game took place in

Kissimee, Florida and the final score was 9-6 Yankees.  Ivan Nova started for the Yankees and

struggled early.  His overall line wasn't great but he did finish strong.  Manny Banuelos made his first

appearance in a game since undergoing Tommy John surgery and struggled.  He did retire the last

two batters he faced though and left with a smile. 

Ivan Nova pitched four innings and gave up three runs on eight hits with five strikeouts.  Banuelos pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up two hits and three runs with a walk and a strikeout, Chase Whitley pitched 1/3 of an inning striking out the only batter that he faced and Cesar Cabral pitched an inning giving up a walk and striking out one.  David Herndon pitched a perfect inning, Fred Lewis pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout and Chris Leroux picked up the save pitching an inning.  He gave up two hits and struck out one. 

Brett Gardner had a hit, Mark Teixeira had a hit and drew a walk and Kelly Johnson had a hit, two RBI and drew a walk.  Austin Romine had two hits, Dean Anna had two hits and drew a walk and Yangervis Solarte had a hit.  Scott Sizemore drew a walk, Zealous Wheeler had a hit and an RBI and Zoilo Almonte had a hit.  Ramon Flores had an RBI, Mason Williams had a hit, two RBI and drew a walk.

Williams and Teixeira each hit a double, Johnson hit a homerun.  The Yankees were 5-15 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base.  Williams was caught stealing in the game.  The Yankees will be at home to face the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday afternoon. 

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