The New York Yankees defeated the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday afternoon. The game took place at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida and the final score was 5-3. Michael Pineda started and pitched ok and the bullpen was good. The offense was good spreading around 11 hits.
Pineda pitched 5 2/3 innings giving up three runs on seven hits with a walk and five strikeouts. Chris Martin pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up a hit and striking out one, Justin Wilson retired the only batter he faced and Dellin Betances pitched 1 2/3 innings walking a batter and striking out two. Andrew Miller recorded his fourth save of the season pitching an inning and giving up a hit and striking out the side.
Matt Andriese started for the Rays and pitched 3 1/3 innings giving up eight hits and four runs with two walks and a strikeout. Andriese took his first loss of the season, Steve Geltz pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up a hit and a run with two walks and a strikeout, Brandon Gomes pitched two innings giving up a hit and a walk with two strikeouts and Ernesto Frieri pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up a hit and a walk with two strikeouts. Erasmo Ramirez pitched a perfect inning.
Jacoby Ellsbury had two hits, Brett Gardner had a hit and Alex Rodriguez had a hit and drew two walks. Mark Teixeira had two RBI, Chase Headley had two hits and two RBI and Stephen Drew had two walks. Garrett Jones had three hits, John Ryan Murphy had an RBI and drew a walk and Didi Gregorius had two hits. Rodriguez and Headley each hit a double and Jones hit a triple. The Yankees were 2-9 with runners in scoring position and left ten men on base. Ellsbury was caught stealing.
David DeJesus had a hit and drew a walk, Steven Souza Jr. had three hits and three RBI. Asdrubal Cabrera had a hit, Desmond Jennings had a hit and drew a walk and Tim Beckham had a hit. Ryan Brett had a hit, Rene Rivera had a hit and Souza Jr. and Brett each hit a double. Souza Jr. hit a homerun and the Rays were 0-9 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base. Jennings had a stolen base and was caught stealing.
In the first Teixeira hit a sacrifice fly giving the Yankees a 1-0 lead. The Rays came right back in the bottom of the first with two runs. Souza Jr. hit a two run homerun giving the Rays a 2-1 lead. In the third Teixeira had an RBI groundout to tie the game at two and Headley had an RBI single to give the Yankees a 3-2 lead. Murphy hit a sacrifice fly in the fourth to extend the Yankees lead to 4-2. In the fifth Headley had an RBI double to make it a 5-2 game. In the bottom of the fifth Souza Jr. had an RBI double to cut the lead to 5-3. The final score of the game was 5-3.
The Yankees swept the three game series against Tampa Bay. It was their first series win of the year and has their record at 6-6. They are 4-2 on their current ten game road trip which will end in Detroit this week with four games. The Yankees will play in Detroit on Monday night with CC Sabathia on the mound.