Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The New York Yankees win a wild one in extras in Tampa Bay

The New York Yankees defeated the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday afternoon.  The game took place at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida and the final score was 5-1.  Vidal Nuno started for the Yankees and pitched well, the bullpen was great for the Yankees.  Carlos Beltran, Alfonso Soriano, Mark Teixeira and Brett Gardner each had a couple of hits to lead the offense. 

Nuno pitched five scoreless innings giving up three hits.  He walked two and struck out six.  David Phelps pitched 1 1/3 perfect innings with a strikeout, Matt Thornton gave up a hit and an unearned run and Adam Warren pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up a hit and striking out one.  Shawn Kelley pitched two innings giving up two walks and striking out four and Preston Claiborne picked up his first win pitching two scoreless innings giving up a hit.  He walked one and struck out two. 

Cesar Ramos pitched five innings giving up four hits and a run with a walk and three strikeouts.  Brandon Gomes pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up two hits, Jake McGee pitched 1 1/3 innings striking out three and Jonny Peralta pitched 1 1/3 innings striking out one.  Grant Balfour pitched two innings striking out one, Heath Bell took the loss his first of the season.  Bell pitched an inning giving up a hit and a run with two walks and two strikeouts, C.J. Riefenhauser  pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and three runs with two walks and Josh Lueke pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up two hits. 

Jacoby Ellsbury drew a walk, Derek Jeter had a hit to extend his hit streak to ten games and drew a walk.  Dean Anna drew a walk and had an RBI, Beltran had two hits and two RBI and Soriano had two hits, an RBI and drew a walk.  Teixeira had two hits, Yangervis Solarte drew a walk and Gardner had two hits and an RBI.  Brian McCann had a hit, Soriano and Gardner each hit a double.  The Yankees were 3-10 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base.  Suzuki was caught stealing, Roberts, Teixeira and Anna each committed an error. 

Jose Molina drew a walk, Ben Zobrist had a hit and drew a walk and Logan Forsythe had a hit.  James Loney had two hits and drew a walk, Brandon Guyer drew a walk and Yunel Escobar had two hits.  Matt Joyce had an RBI and drew a walk, Forsythe and Escobar each hit a double and the Rays were 1-12 with runners in scoring position and left 11 men on base.  Myers was caught stealing. 

Gardner had an RBI double in the fourth after an overturned replay challenge.  The Yankees had a 1-0 lead until the seventh when Joyce hit a sacrifice fly to tie the game at one.  In the 12th Anna drew an RBI walk, Beltran hit a two run single and Soriano had an RBI single.  It was 5-1 Yankees and that would be the final score. 

The Yankees will have an off day on Monday and then head to Boston for a three game series before returning home on Friday to face the Anaheim Angels. 

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