Monday, August 11, 2014

The New York Yankees offense struggles again in loss to the Cleveland Indians

The New York Yankees were defeated by the Cleveland Indians on Sunday afternoon.  The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York and the final score was 4-1.  Hiroki Kuroda started and struggled with his control, the bullpen was pretty good.  The offense didn't produce anything until a ninth inning two out homerun. 
Kuroda pitched 4 2/3 innings giving up three runs on five hits.  He walked four and struck out three and suffered his eighth loss of the season.  David Huff pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up a hit and a run.  He walked one, Shawn Kelley pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and striking out two and Bryan Mitchell made his major league debut.  He pitched two innings giving up a walk and striking out two. 
Carrasco won his fourth game of the season pitching five innings and giving up two hits.  He didn't give up a run or a walk and struck out four.  C.C. Lee pitched an inning striking out two, Scott Atchison pitched an inning giving up a hit and Bryan Shaw pitched an inning giving up a hit and striking out one.   Cody Allen pitched an inning giving up a hit and a run. 
Jacoby Ellsbury had two hits and an RBI, Mark Teixeira had a hit and Stephen Drew had a hit.  Ichiro Suzuki had a hit which was a double and Ellsbury hit a homerun.  The Yankees were 0-2 with runners in scoring position and left three men on base.  Ellsbury had a stolen base. 
Jeff Kipnis had three hits, Jose Ramirez had a hit and Michael Brantley had a hit, two RBI and drew a walk.  Carlos Santana drew a walk, Yan Gomes had two hits, two RBI and drew a walk and Lonnie Chisenhall drew a walk.  Zach Walters drew a walk, Chris Dickerson drew a walk and Kipnis hit a double.  The Indians were 2-8 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base.  Kipnis had a stolen base. 
In the first Brantley had an RBI single to give the Indians a 1-0 lead.  In the third Brantley hit a sacrifice fly to make it a 2-0 game.  The Indians took a 3-0 lead in the fifth on a Gomes RBI walk.  Gomes hit an RBI single in the seventh to make it 4-0 and Ellsbury hit a solo homerun in the ninth to make it 4-1 and that was the final game.  The Yankees lost two out of three in the series and will now head to Baltimore to begin a three game series on Monday night. 

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