Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The New York Yankees avoid the sweep in Toronto

The New York Yankees defeated the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday night.  The game took place at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Canada and the final score was 5-3.  Hiroki Kuroda started and pitched pretty well, the bullpen was good.  Jacoby Ellsbury had three hits and Mark Teixeira had three RBI. 

Kuroda pitched 6 1/3 innings giving up three runs on eight hits with two walks and four strikeouts.  Kuroda won his fifth game of the season.  Shawn Kelley pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up a hit, Matt Thornton retired the only batter that he faced and Adam Warren pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up a hit.  David Robertson saved his 18th game of the season pitching 1 2/3 perfect innings with three strikeouts. 

Drew Hutchison pitched six innings giving up seven hits and four runs with two walks and six strikeouts.  Hutchison lost his sixth game of the season.  Rasmussen walked two guys and gave up a run without recording an out, Sergio Santos pitched an inning walking one and striking out one and Todd Redmond pitched two innings giving up two hits and striking out one. 

Brett Gardner had a hit and drew a walk, Derek Jeter had a hit and Ellsbury had three hits, an RBI and drew a walk.  Teixeira had a hit and three RBI, Carlos Beltran had a hit and drew a walk and Ichiro Suzuki drew a walk.  Kelly Johnson had a hit and drew a walk, Francisco Cervelli had a hit and an RBI and Gardner, Cervelli and Beltran each hit a double.  Teixeira hit a homerun and the Yankees were 1-10 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base.  Johnson and Ellsbury were each caught stealing. 

Jose Reyes had three hits and an RBI, Melky Cabrera had two hits and two RBI and Edwin Encarnacion had a hit and drew a walk.  Dioner Navarro had a hit, Juan Francisco had a hit and Munenori Kawasaki had two hits and drew a walk.  Reyes hit a double and hit a homerun and the Jays were 1-4 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base.  Gose and Reyes each had a stolen base. 

In the first Reyes hit a solo homerun to give the Jays a 1-0 lead.  In the third Cervelli hit an RBI double and Ellsbury an RBI single.  The Yankees had a 2-1 lead and then Teixeira hit a two run homerun to give the Yankees a 4-1 lead.  Cabrera hit a two run single in the fifth to cut the lead to 4-3.  The Yankees added a run in the seventh on a Teixeira sacrifice fly.  The final score of the game was 5-3 Yankees.  The Yankees avoided a three game sweep with the win and will have an off day on Thursday.  They will begin a three game series at home against the Boston Red Sox on Friday night. 

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