Friday, June 20, 2014

The New York Yankees sweep the Toronto Blue Jays

The New York Yankees defeated the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday night.  The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York and the final score was 6-4 Yankees.  David Phelps started for the Yankees and pitched well.  Derek Jeter, Jacoby Ellsbury and Mark Teixeira each had a couple of hits and Carlos Beltran had a couple of RBI. 

Phelps pitched seven innings giving up two runs on six hits.  He walked two and struck out seven and earned his third win of the season.  Shawn Kelley pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and two runs with a walk, Matt Thornton pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and Adam Warren pitched 2/3 of an inning and picked up his second save of the season. 

Drew Hutchison pitched 4 1/3 innings giving up six hits and four runs with four walks and three strikeouts.  Hutchison lost his fifth game of the season, Aaron Loup pitched an inning giving up two hits and a run with a strikeout, Dustin McGowan pitched to two batters and retired them both and Steve Delabar pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and a run with three walks.  Chad Jenkins pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up a hit. 

Brett Gardner had a hit and drew a walk, Jeter had two hits and an RBI and Ellsbury had two hits and an RBI.  Teixeira had two hits and drew a walk, Brian McCann drew two walks and Beltran had a hit and two RBI.  Ichiro Suzuki had a hit, Brian Roberts had a hit and drew two walks and Kelly Johnson had an RBI.  Yangervis Solarte had an RBI and drew a walk, Gardner and Beltran each hit a double and the Yankees were 3-14 with runners in scoring position and left 11 men on base.  Ellsbury and Roberts each had two stolen bases and Jeter was caught stealing.  Phelps had a pickoff. 

Jose Reyes had a hit, Melky Cabrera had two hits and two RBI and Jose Bautista drew two walks.  Edward Encarnacion had two hits and two RBI, Dioner Navarro had a hit and Juan Francisco drew a walk.  Colby Rasmus had two hits including a double and Cabrera and Encarnacion each hit a homerun.  The Blue Jays were 0-4 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.  Cabrera was picked off. 

The Yankees took a 1-0 lead in the first on an Ellsbury sacrifice fly.  In the second they took a 2-0 lead on a Johnson sacrifice fly.  Cabrera hit a two run homerun in the third to tie the game at two.  The Yankees came right back in the bottom of the third and scored on a Beltran sac fly.  It was 3-2 Yankees and then Beltran hit an RBI double in the fifth to extend the lead to 4-2.  Jeter hit an RBI groundout in the sixth to push it to 5-2.  Solarte had an RBI walk to make it 6-2 and then Encarnacion hit a two run homerun in the eighth to make it 6-4 which was the final score. 

The Yankees swept the three game series and will begin a three game home series with the Baltimore Orioles on Friday night. 

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