Saturday, August 30, 2014

The New York Yankees rally and beat the Toronto Blue Jays

The New York Yankees defeated the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday night.  The game took place at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Canada and the final score was 6-3.  Chris Capuano started for the Yankees and pitched well and the bullpen was very good.  Jacoby Ellsbury had two hits and two RBI and Martin Prado had two hits. 

Capuano pitched 6 1/3 innings giving up eight hits and three runs with two of them being earned.  He walked one and struck out four and won his second game of the season.  Adam Warren pitched 1 1/3 innings striking out one, Josh Outman faced one batter and gave up a hit and David Robertson pitched 1 1/3 innings to pick up his 35th save of the season.  He had a strikeout and no walks. 

Mark Buehrle lost his ninth game of the season pitching six innings and giving up seven hits and four runs.  He walked one and struck out four.  Aaron Loup pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up a hit and a run with two walks and two strikeouts, Brett Cecil pitched to one batter and retired him and Josh McGowan pitched an inning giving up two hits and a run with a strikeout. 

Ellsbury had two hits and two RBI, Derek Jeter had a hit and Prado had two hits.  Brian McCann had a hit, Carlos Beltran drew two walks and Brett Gardner had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk.  Ichiro Suzuki had a hit, Stephen Drew had a hit and Chase Headley had a hit and an RBI.  Drew, McCann and Gardner each hit a double and Ellsbury hit a triple and a homerun.  Headley also added a homerun.  The Yankees were 3-9 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base.  Jeter and Gardner each committed an error. 

Melky Cabrera had an RBI, Jose Bautista had a hit and an RBI and Dioner Navarro had three hits.  Kawasaki had a hit, Colby Rasmus had two hits and drew a walk and Pillar had two hits and an RBI.  Navarro, Rasmus and Pillar each hit a double.  Bautista hit a homerun and the Blue Jays were 1-6 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base.  Tolleson and Navarro each commited an error. 

Bautista hit a solo homerun in the fourth to give the Jays a 1-0 lead.  In the seventh Gardner hit a two run double, a throwing error allowed another run to score and Ellsbury hit a two run homerun.  The Yankees had a 5-1 lead.  Pillar hit an RBI double in the seventh and Cabrera hit a sacrifice fly to make it a 5-3 game.  The Yankees added another run on a Headley solo homerun in the ninth to make it 6-3.  6-3 was the final score.  The two teams will play game two of three on Saturday afternoon.   

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