Monday, April 7, 2014

The New York Yankees finish their opening road trip with a win in Toronto

The New York Yankees defeated the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday afternoon.  The final score was

6-4 and the game took place at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Canada.  CC Sabathia started for the

second time this season.  He was much better than his first start and the bullpen was very good. 

Derek Jeter had two hits, Brett Gardner and Kelly Johnson each had two RBI. 

Sabathia earned his first win of the season.  He pitched six innings giving up seven hits and four runs.  He walked none and struck out six.  Adam Warren pitched a perfect inning, Shawn Kelley gave up a hit in a scoreless inning and David Robertson earned his second save pitching an inning and giving up a hit and a walk. 

Drew Hutchison took the loss for the Blue Jays.  He pitched 3 1/3 innings giving up six hits and six runs with three walks and six strikeouts.  Todd Redmond pitched 3 2/3 innings giving up three hits and a walk with five strikeouts, Steve Delabar pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout and Esmil Rogers pitched a perfect inning.   

Gardner had a hit, two RBI and drew a walk, Jeter had two hits and Jacoby Ellsbury had a hit and an RBI.  Brian McCann had a hit and drew a walk, Alfonso Soriano had his first hit of the season and Johnson had a hit, two RBI and drew a walk.  Brian Roberts drew a walk, Ichiro Suzuki had a hit and Yangervis Solarte had a hit and an RBI.  Johnson and Solarte each hit a double.  Gardner hit the Yankees first homerun of the season.  The Yankees were 3-13 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base.  Gardner, Roberts and Suzuki each stole a base in the game. 

Melky Cabrera had a hit and an RBI for the Blue Jays.  Maizur Izturis had two hits, Jose Bautista had a hit and Edward Encarnacion had two hits.  Dionar Navarro had a hit and an RBI, Erik Kratz had a hit and two RBI and Brett Lawrie had a hit.  Adam Lind drew a walk, Navarro hit a double and Encarnacion hit a triple.  Cabrera hit a homerun and the Blue Jays were 2-6 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base. 

The Yankees scored three runs in the first inning.  Gardner walked, stole second and got moved to third and then home on ground outs.  Johnson hit a two run double to give the Yankees a 3-0 lead.  Cabrera hit a solo homerun in the first to cut the lead to 3-1.  Solarte hit an RBI double and Gardner hit a two run homerun in the fourth to give the Yankees a 6-1 lead.  In the sixth Sabathia got into some trouble and gave up three runs.  Navarro hit an RBI double and Kratz hit a two run single to cut the Yankees lead to 6-4.  6-4 would be the final score as the Yankees bullpen nailed it down in the final three innings. 

The Yankees took two out of three in the series and finished their first road trip 3-3.  The Yankees will have their home opener on Monday afternoon against the Baltimore Orioles.  It will be a special day in the Bronx as it is Derek Jeter last home opener and the core four will be reunited.  Andy Pettitte and Mariano Rivera will throw out first pitches to Jeter and Jorge Posada. 

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