Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The New York Yankees keep rolling with a 8-1 win in Kansas City

The New York Yankees defeated the Kansas City Royals on Monday night.  The game took place at Kaufmann Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri and the final score was 8-1.  Michael Pineda started for the Yankees and pitched great.  Jacoby Ellsbury led the offense with three hits and three RBI. 

Pineda pitched 6 1/3 innings giving up five hits and one run.  He didn't walk a batter and struck out five and he picked up his third win of the season.  David Huff pitched 2 2/3 innings giving up two hits and he struck out one. 

James Shields lost his seventh game of the season pitching 6 2/3 innings and giving up 10 hits and six runs.  He walked three and struck out three.  Francisly Bueno pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up three hits and two runs and Bruce Chen pitched 2/3 of an inning with a strikeout. 

Ellsbury had three hits and three RBI, Derek Jeter had a hit and two RBI and Brian McCann had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk.  Carlos Beltran had a hit and drew a walk, Stephen Drew had a hit and an RBI and Martin Prado had two hits and an RBI.  Chase Headley had a hit, Ichiro Suzuki had two hits and Zelous Wheeler had a hit and drew a walk.  Prado hit a double, Drew and Prado each hit a homerun and the Yankees were 2-9 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.  Beltran was caught stealing and Pineda had a pickoff. 

Jarrod Dyson had two hits, Alex Gordon had a hit and Billy Butler had a hit.  Salvador Perez had a hit, Lorenzo Cain had a hit and Mike Moustakas had a hit and an RBI.  Perez hit a double and Moustakas hit a homerun.  The Royals were 1-6 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base.  Dyson had a stolen base and was picked off.  Shields committed an error. 

In the third Jeter had an RBI groundout to give the Yankees a 1-0 lead.  Moustakas hit a solo homerun in the bottom of the third to tie the game at one.  Drew hit a solo homerun in the fourth to give the Yankees back the lead at 2-1.  In the seventh the Yankees broke the game open beginning with a Prado solo homerun.  Ellsbury hit an RBI single to make it 4-1, Jeter hit an RBI single to make it 5-1 and McCann hit a sacrifice fly that was overturned on a replay challenge to make it 6-1.  Ellsbury hit a two run homerun in the ninth and it was 8-1 which was the final score.  The Yankees have won five in a row and this was a makeup game so they head to Detroit to begin a big three game series on Tuesday night. 

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