Thursday, May 8, 2014

New York Yankees win late in Anaheim

The New York Yankees defeated the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on Tuesday night.  The game took place at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California.  Hiroki Kuroda started and pitched great.  Yangervis Solarte and Brian Roberts each had two hits to lead the offense. 

Kuroda pitched 7 2/3 innings giving up five hits and three runs with one of them being earned.  He walked none and struck out eight.  Shawn Kelley picked up his first win of the season pitching 1/3 of an inning and giving up a hit.  He did strike out a batter and Dave Robertson picked up his fifth save in as many chances.  Robertson pitched a 1-2-3 inning with a strikeout. 

C.J. Wilson pitched eight innings giving up seven hits and three runs with three walks and five strikeouts.  Ernesto Frieri took his third loss of the season pitching an inning.  He gave up a hit and a run with a strikeout. 

Jacoby Ellsbury drew a walk, Derek Jeter had a hit and drew a walk and Carlos Beltran had a hit and drew a walk.  Alfonso Soriano had a hit and an RBI, Solarte had two hits and Brett Gardner had a hit.  Roberts had two hits and two RBI and hit a homerun.  The Yankees were 2-8 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.  Solarte committed an error. 

Erick Aybar had a hit and an RBI, Mike Trout had a hit and an RBI and Albert Pujols had two hits and an RBI.  Hank Conger had a hit, Colin Cowgill had a hit and Trout hit a triple.  The Angels were 1-2 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base. 

In the third Aybar and Trout each hit a sacrifice fly to give the Angels a 2-0 lead.  Roberts hit an RBI single and Ellsbury hit into a double play to score a run and tie the game at two.  In the eighth Soriano hit an RBI single giving the Yankees a 3-2 lead.  Pujols hit an RBI single in the eighth to tie the game at three and Roberts hit a solo homerun in the ninth to give the Yankees a 4-3 lead.  The game would end 4-3 and the series tied at one game each.  The two teams will play the rubber game of the series on Wednesday night. 

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