Saturday, April 26, 2014

The New York Yankees are crushed by the Anaheim Angels to begin homestand

The New York Yankees were defeated by the Anaheim Angels on Friday night.  The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York and the final score was 13-1 Angels.  Hiroki Kuroda started for the Yankees and pitched terrible.  The offense didn't do much, Brett Gardner had a couple of hits. 

Kuroda pitched 4 2/3 innings giving up ten hits and eight runs with six of them being earned.  He didn't walk a batter and struck out two and lost his second game of the season.  Bruce Billings pitched four innings giving up four hits and four runs with a walk and seven strikeouts.  Shawn Kelley pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up two hits and a run with a strikeout. 

C.J. Wilson pitched six innings giving up four hits and a run.  He walked three and struck out five and earned his third win of the season.  Nick Maronde pitched an inning giving up a hit and a walk with a strikeout, Ernesto Frieri pitched a perfect inning and Yoslan Herrera pitched an inning giving up a hit and an walk with a strikeout. 

John Ryan Murphy had a hit, Derek Jeter had a hit and drew a walk and Carlos Beltran had a hit.  Alfonso Soriano had an RBI, Mark Teixeira drew two walks and Gardner had two hits.  Brian Roberts had a hit, Yangervis Solarte drew two walks and Beltran hit a double.  The Yankees were 0-4 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base.  Gardner and Beltran each had a stolen base and Beltran committed an error. 

J.B. Shuck had an RBI, Albert Pujols had two hits and an RBI and Raul Ibanez had a hit and drew a walk.  Howie Kendrick had three hits, Ian Stewart had two hits and two RBI and Erick Aybar had four hits and three RBI.  Hank Conger had three hits and three RBI and Colin Cowgill had a hit and two RBI.  Conger hit two doubles, Kendrick and Aybar each hit a double.  Stewart, Pujols, Aybar and Cowgill each hit a homerun.  The Angels were 4-10 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base. 

The Angels scored three in the second and two in the third to take a 5-0 lead and never looked back.  They scored three in the fifth, four in the seventh and one more in the ninth.  The Yankees only run came on a Soriano sac fly in the sixth.  The two teams will play game two of their three game series on Saturday afternoon. 

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