Sunday, July 13, 2014

The New York Yankees drop the first game of their battle with the Baltimore Orioles

The New York Yankees were defeated by the Baltimore Orioles on Friday night.  The game took place at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Maryland and the final score was 3-2 in 10 innings.  Hiroki Kuroda started and pitched well.  Brian McCann and Ichiro Suzuki each had two hits. 

Kuroda pitched seven innings giving up three hits and two runs with three strikeouts.  Dellin Betances pitched two perfect innings with three strikeouts and Adam Warren took the loss, his fifth of the season pitching 1/3 of an inning.  He gave up two hits and a run and struck out one. 

Miguel Gonzalez pitched eight innings giving up six hits and two runs with five strikeouts.  Zach Britton pitched an inning giving up a hit and a walk with a strikeout and T.J. McFarland won his third game pitching a perfect inning. 

Jacoby Ellsbury had a hit, McCann had two hits and Brian Roberts had a hit and an RBI.  Suzuki had two hits, Yangervis Solarte drew a walk and Kelly Johnson had a hit and an RBI.  Suzuki hit two doubles, Roberts and Johnson each hit a homerun and the Yankees were 0-4 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base. 

Adam Jones had two hits, Chris Davis had an RBI and Manny Machado had a hit.  Nick Hundley had two hits and an RBI, Machado hit a double and the Orioles were 1-5 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base. 

In the second Roberts hit a solo homerun to give the Yankees a 1-0 lead.  The Yankees took a 2-0 lead in the third on a Johnson solo homerun.  In the fourth the Orioles tied it on a wild pitch and a sacrifice fly by Davis.  The Orioles won the game in the tenth inning on a Hundley RBI single. 

The two teams will play game two of their three game series on Saturday afternoon.  They will finish the series on Sunday night and then it will be the four day All Star Break.   

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