Friday, June 6, 2014

The New York Yankees end losing streak behind Masahiro Tanaka in win over the Oakland Athletics

The New York Yankees defeated the Oakland Athletics on Thursday afternoon.  The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York and the final score was 2-1.  Tanaka started for the Yankees and pitched well and the bullpen was good.  Brett Gardner hit a homerun. 

Tanaka pitched six innings giving up a run and five hits.  He walked one and struck out four and won his ninth game of the season.  Dellin Betances pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout, Adam Warren pitched a scoreless inning with two hits and two strikeouts and David Robertson gave up a hit in an inning and struck out two. 

Drew Pomeranz lost his  third game of the season pitching seven inning and giving up six hits and two runs with one of them being earned.  He walked one and struck out seven.  Jim Johnson pitched an inning giving up a hit.

Brett Gardner had a hit and an RBI, Derek Jeter had a hit and Jacoby Ellsbury had two hits and drew a walk.  Brian McCann had a hit, Alfonso Soriano had two hits and an RBI and  Ellsbury and Soriano each hit a double.  Gardner hit a homerun and the Yankees were 1-6 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base.  Ellsbury had two stolen bases. 

Coco Crisp had a hit and drew a walk, John Jaso had two hits and an RBI and Brandon Moss had two hits.  Yoenis Cespedes had a hit, Vogt had two hits and Jaso hit a homerun.  The Athletics were 0-7 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base.  Gentry had a stolen base and Moss committed an error. 

Jaso hit a solo homerun in the first to give the A's a 1-0 lead.  In the bottom of the second Soriano hit an RBI single to tie the game at one and then in the third Gardner hit a solo homerun to make it 2-1 and that would be the final score. 

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