Monday, March 9, 2015

New York Yankees defeat the Washington Nationals 3-2

The New York Yankees defeated the Washington Nationals on Sunday afternoon.  The game took place at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida and the final score was 3-2.  Adam Warren started for the Yankees and after giving up a leadoff homerun pitched very well.  Andrew Miller and Dellin Betances pitched well in relief and Luis Severino impressed the coaching staff. 

Warren pitched three innings giving up four hits and a run with a strikeout.  Miller pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout, Betances pitched an inning giving up a hit and struck out two and Severino pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up two hits and an unearned run with a walk and three strikeouts.  James Pazos pitched 2/3 of an inning allowing a walk, Wilken Rodriguez pitched a perfect inning and Jared Burton pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout. 

Brett Gardner had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk, Brian McCann had a hit and Alex Rodriguez had a hit.  Kyle Roller had a hit, Aaron Judge had a hit and Jose Pirela had two hits and an RBI.  Cole Figueroa had a hit and an RBI, Nick Noonan had a hit and Rodriguez and Pirela each hit a double.  The Yankees were 3-13 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base.  McCann and Judge each committed an error. 

Michael Taylor hit a leadoff homerun to give the Nationals a 1-0 lead.  In the bottom of the third Gardner hit an RBI single to tie the game at one.  In the bottom of the fourth Pirela hit an RBI single to give the Yankees a 2-1 lead.  In the top of the seventh Derrick Robinson grounded out and a run scored to tie the game at two.  In the bottom of the eighth Figueroa hit an RBI single to give the Yankees a 3-2 lead and that was the final score.  The Yankees will remain at home and take on the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday afternoon. 

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