Saturday, April 18, 2015

The New York Yankees pick up victory and first series win of the year in Tampa Bay

The New York Yankees defeated the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday night.  The game took place at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida and the final score was 9-0.  Masahiro Tanaka started for the Yankees and dominated.  Brian McCann had three hits and Chris Young hit a grand slam to lead the offense. 

Tanaka pitched seven innings giving up no runs and two hits.  He didn't walk a batter and struck out eight and also earned his second victory of the season.  David Carpenter pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout and Brandon Pinder pitched a scoreless inning  allowing a hit and two walks and striking out one. 

Jake Odorizzi pitched six innings giving up five hits and three runs with two walks and nine strikeouts.  He took his first loss of the season.  C.J. Riefenhauser pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up three hits and three runs, Grant Balfour pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and three runs with three walks and Jose Dominguez pitched two innings giving up a hit and striking out two. 

Jacoby Ellsbury had two hits, Brett Gardner had two hits, an RBI and drew a walk and Alex Rodriguez drew two walks.  Mark Teixeira had an RBI, McCann had three hits and two RBI and Young had a hit and four RBI.  Chase Headley had a hit and drew a walk, Stephen Drew had a hit and drew a walk and Gregorio Petit had an RBI.  Drew hit a double, McCann hit a triple and Young hit a homerun.  The Yankees were 4-8 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.  Gardner had two stolen bases. 

David DeJesus had two hits, Tim Beckham drew a walk and Ryan Brett drew a walk.  Brandon Guyer hit a double and the Rays were 0-5 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base. 

In the sixth McCann hit a two run triple to give the Yankees a 2-0 lead.  In the seventh the Yankees scored seven runs to break the game open.  Petit hit a sacrifice fly, Teixeira hit a sacrifice fly and Young hit a grand slam to increase the Yankees lead to 9-0 and that would be the final score. 

The Yankees have won the first two games of the three game series.  The Yankees will look for the sweep on Sunday afternoon with Michael Pineda on the hill. 

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