Sunday, August 17, 2014

The New York Yankees end their five game skid with a win in Tampa Bay

The New York Yankees defeated the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday evening.  The game took place at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida and the final score was 3-2.  Shane Greene started for the Yankees and pitched well and the bullpen was good.  Martin Prado hit a homerun and Derek Jeter had an RBI single. 

Greene pitched six innings giving up two runs on seven hits.  He walked one and struck out ten.  Shawn Kelley pitched an inning with a strikeout, Dellin Betances pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout and picked up his fifth win of the season and David Robertson picked up his 32nd save of the season.  Robertson pitched a perfect inning. 

Drew Smyly pitched seven innings giving up four hits and two runs.  He walked one and struck out four.  Brad Boxberger pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout and Jake McGee pitched an inning giving up three hits and a run with two strikeouts.  McGee lost his first game of the season. 

Brett Gardner had a hit,  Jeter had a hit and an RBI and Mark Teixeira had two hits.  Chase Headley drew a walk, Prado had a hit and two RBI and Francisco Cervelli had a hit.  Brendan Ryan had a hit, Cervelli hit a double and Prado hit a homerun.  The Yankees were 2-5 with runners in scoring position and left three men on base.  Headley had a stolen base and Ryan was caught stealing. 

Desmond Jennings had a hit, Ben Zobrist had a hit and an RBI and Matt Joyce had a hit.  Evan Longoria had a hit, Yunel Escobar had a hit and an RBI and Vince Belnome drew a walk.  Curt Casali had a hit, Kevin Kiermier had a hit and Jennings hit a double.  The Rays were 1-9 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base.  Logan Forsythe committed an error.  Smyly had a pickoff. 

In the second Prado hit a two run homerun to give the Yankees a 2-0 lead.  The Rays would get on the board in the sixth on an Escobar RBI single.  Zobrist had an RBI groundout in the seventh to tie the game at two.  In the ninth Jeter hit an RBI single to make it 3-2 Yankees and that would be the final score.  The two teams have split the first two games of the series and the rubber game will be on Sunday afternoon. 

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