Saturday, May 30, 2015

The New York Yankees blow a lead on the West Coast

The New  York Yankees were defeated by the Oakland Athletics on Thursday night.  The game took place at Coliseum and the final score was 5-4 Oakland.  CC Sabathia started for the Yankees and couldn't hold a two run lead.  Brett Gardner and Brian McCann each had three hits. 

Sabathia pitched six innings giving up eight hits and five runs with a walk and four strikeouts.  Sabathia took his seventh loss of the season.  David Carpenter pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and a walk and Chasen Shreve pitched 1 1/3 innings striking out one. 

Kendall Graveman pitched 5 2/3 innings giving up seven hits and three runs with two walks and four strikeouts.  Fernando Abad pitched to two batters and retired them both, Evan Scribner earned his first win of the season pitching 1 2/3 innings and striking out two and Tyler Clippard saved his fifth game of the season pitching an inning and giving up a hit and a run with a walk. 

Gardner had three hits and an RBI, Chase Headley had a hit and he struck out one and Alex Rodriguez had a hit and an RBI.  Mark Teixeira drew a walk, McCann had three hits and two RBI and Chris Young drew a walk.  Garrett Jones drew a walk, Gardner hit a double and McCann hit a homerun.  the Yankees were 1-6 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base. 

Billy Burns had two hits and an RBI, Marcus Semien had a hit and Ben Zobrist had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk.  Billy Butler had an RBI, Steven Vogt had a hit and Brett Lawrie had a hit and two RBI.  Josh Phegley had two hits, Mark Canha had a hit and drew a walk and Zobrist hit a double and Burns and Lawrie each hit a homerun.  The A's were 3-9 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.  Semien committed an error. 

In the second McCann hit a solo homerun giving the Yankees a 1-0 lead.  In the fourth McCann hit an RBI single to make it 2-0 after a replay review call was overturned on the field.  In the fifth the Yankees increased their lead to 3-0 on a Rodriguez sac fly.  In the fifth Burns hit a solo homerun to make it a 3-1 game.  In the sixth Lawrie hit a two run homerun to tie the game at three.  Zobrist had an RBI walk in the seventh and it was 4-3 Oakland.  Butler hit a sac fly and it was 5-3 Oakland.  In the ninth Gardner hit an RBI double to cut the lead 5-4 but that would be how the game ended. 

The two teams will play game two of four on Friday night.  Chris Capuano will take on Sonny Gray. 

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