Sunday, March 22, 2015

The New York Yankees rally past the Houston Astros

The New York Yankees defeated the Houston Astros by the score of 3-2 on Saturday afternoon.  The game took place at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida and the Yankees rallied to score three in the ninth and have the walk-off win.  Pineda pitched well after struggling in the first inning and the bullpen pitched great.  Mark Teixeira had two hits and the kids led them to the victory again. 

Pineda pitched 3 2/3 innings giving up two runs and four hits with no walks and six strikeouts.  Justin Wilson pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up a walk and he struck out two batters, Andrew Miller pitched a perfect inning with two strikeouts and Andrew Bailey pitched a perfect inning with a couple of strikeouts.   Nick Rumbelow pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout and Jacob Lindgren earned the win pitching an inning giving up a hit and striking out one batter. 

Brett Gardner drew a walk, Nick Noonan had a hit and Carlos Beltran had a hit.  Aaron Judge had a hit, Teixeira had two hits and Brian McCann had a hit.  Eddy Rodriguez had a hit and an RBI, Jake Cave had an RBI and Didi Gregorius had a hit.  Teixeira and Rodriguez each hit a double and the Yankees were 1-4 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base.  Teixeira and Noonan each committed an error. 

In the first Chris Carter hit a two run homerun to give the Astros a 2-0 lead.  In the bottom of the ninth Rodriguez hit a two run double to tie the score and Cave hit a sacrifice fly to win the game.  The final score was 3-2 Yankees.  The Yankees will now travel east across the state on two long road trips to Port St. Lucie on Sunday to take on the New York Mets and then Viera on Monday to take on the Washington Nationals.  Beltran and Alex Rodriguez will stay behind in Tampa and get some at bats in minor league exhibitions.  CC Sabathia will start on Sunday but drive himself so he can head back to Tampa on Monday.  The rest of the guys will stay in a hotel on Sunday night so they don't go back and forth on such long drives. 

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