Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Masahiro Tanaka struggles as the New York Yankees lose

The New York Yankees were defeated by the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday night.  The game took place at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio and the final score was 5-3.  Tanaka started and had the worst start of the season.  The Yankees offense only managed four hits. 

Tanaka pitched 6 2/3 innings giving up 10 hits and five runs.  He walked one and struck out five and suffered his fourth loss of the season.  Matt Thornton pitched to one batter and retired him and Shawn Kelley pitched a perfect inning with two strikeouts. 

Trevor Bauer pitched seven innings giving up four hits and three runs with two earned.  He walked two and struck out six and earned his third win of the season.  Bryan Shaw pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout and Cody Allen earned his 10th save of the season pitching a perfect inning with a couple of strikeouts. 

Brett Gardner had an RBI and drew a walk, Jacoby Ellsbury had a hit and Mark Teixeira had a hit and an RBI.  Brian McCann had a hit, Ichiro Suzuki had a hit and Kelly Johnson drew a walk.  The Yankees were 2-9 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base.  Ellsbury had two stolen bases and Teixeira had a stolen base.  Ellsbury was also caught stealing. 

Jeff Kipnis had two hits, Michael Brantley had three hits and three RBI and Carlos Santana had a hit.  Chisenhall had a hit and drew a walk, Nick Swisher had a hit and two RBI and David Murphy had a hit.  Chris Dickerson had a hit, Brantley hit two doubles and Swisher and Brantley each hit a homerun.  The Indians were 2-7 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.  Kipnis had two stolen bases and Gomes, Chisenhall and Swisher each committed an error. 

In the first Teixeira hit an RBI single and scored another run on a throwing error by the catcher.  The Yankees had a 2-0 lead but the Indians came right back with a run in the bottom of the first.  Brantley hit an RBI double.  Gardner had an RBI groundout in the second to give the Yankees a 3-1 lead.   Brantley hit an RBI double in the fifth to cut the lead to 3-2.  In the sixth Swisher hit a two run homerun to give the Indians a 4-3 lead.  The Indians would add another run in the seventh on a Brantley solo homerun to make it 5-3 and that was the final score.  The two teams will play game three of four on Wednesday night.  They have split the first two games of the series. 

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