Monday, June 9, 2014

The New York Yankees offense fails as they lose in Kansas City

The New York Yankees were defeated by the Kansas City Royals on Sunday afternoon.  The game took place at Kaufmann Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri and the final score was 2-1.  Hiroki Kuroda started and pitched well and the offense had many chances but didn't get the big hit when they needed it. 

Kuroda pitched seven innings giving up five hits and two runs with two walks and three strikeouts.  Kuroda lost his fourth game of the season.  Adam Warren pitched a perfect inning. 

James Shields pitched six innings giving up six hits and an unearned run.  He walked two and struck out eight  and won his seventh game of the season.  Aaron Crow pitched an inning giving up a hit and striking out one, Wade Davis pitched an inning striking out two and Gred Holland pitched an inning giving up a hit and striking out one.  Holland earned his 18th save of the season.    

Brett Gardner had two hits, Jacoby Ellsbury had a hit and Carlos Beltran drew a walk.  Yangervis Solarte had two hits, Ichiro Suzuki had two hits and an RBI and Brian Roberts had a hit and drew a walk.  Ellsbury, Roberts and Solarte each hit a double.  Gardner hit a triple and the Yankees were 1-17 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base. 

Nori Aoki drew a walk, Omar Infante had a hit and Alex Gordon drew a walk.  Salvador Perez had a hit, Lorenzo Cain had a hit and an RBI and Mike Moustakas had a hit and an RBI.  Alex Escobar had a hit, Cain hit a double and the Royals were 1-2 with runners in scoring position and left two men on base.  Infante was caught stealing and Perez had a passed ball. 

In the second Cain hit an RBI double and Moustakas an RBI single to give the Royals a 2-0 lead.  The Yankees scored their only run in the sixth on a Suzuki groundout.  The Yankees had plenty of chances including in the ninth inning but just couldn't cash in.  The Royals have taken two out of the first three and they are scheduled to play the fourth and final game of the series on Monday night. 

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