Sunday, August 24, 2014

The New York Yankees hold off the Chicago White Sox for third straight win

The New York Yankees defeated the Chicago White Sox on Saturday afternoon.  The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York and the final score was 5-3.  Hiroki Kuroda started and pitched well.  The bullpen was pretty good and Martin Prado led the offense once again. 

Kuroda pitched six innings giving up five hits and two runs with two walks and six strikeouts.  He won his ninth game of the season.  Shawn Kelley pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up two hits and a run with a walk and a strikeout, Dellin Betances faced one batter and retired him and Adam Warren pitched a perfect inning.  David Robertson saved his 34th game of the season pitching an inning and giving up a walk and striking out two. 

Scott Carroll pitched six innings giving up seven hits and five runs with four of them being earned.  He walked three and didn't strike out a batter and lost his eighth game of the season.  Matt Lindstrom pitched two perfect innings. 

Brian McCann had a hit, Mark Teixeira drew two walks and Carlos Beltran had two hits and an RBI and Prado had three hits and two RBI.  Stephen Drew had an RBI and drew a walk, Ichiro Suzuki had a hit and McCann hit a double.  Prado hit two doubles, Beltran hit a homerun and the Yankees were 4-9 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base. 

Alejandro De Aza had a hit and drew a walk, Carlos Sanchez had a hit and an RBI and Jose Abreu had two hits, an RBI and drew a walk.  Conor Gillaspie had a hit, Alexei Ramirez had a hit and an RBI and Jordan Danks had a hit and drew a walk.  Paul Konerko drew a walk, Sanchez hit a double, Gillaspie, Ramirez and De Aza each hit a double and they were 2-10 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base.  Sanchez committed an error, Garcia had an outfield assist. 

In the second Ramirez hit an RBI double, in the bottom of the second Headley grounded into a double play and a run scored to tie the game at one.  Prado hit a two run double in the fourth to give the Yankees a 3-1 lead.  Abreu hit an RBI single in the fifth to cut the lead to 3-2.  Beltran hit a solo homerun and Drew hit a sacrifice fly in the sixth to make it a 5-2 game.  Sanchez had an RBI groundout in the seventh to make it 5-3.  The Yankees have won the first two games of the series and will go for the sweep on Sunday afternoon. 

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