Wednesday, May 6, 2015

The New York Yankees bounce back in Toronto behind an ace performance from Michael Pineda

The New York Yankees defeated the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday night.  The game took place at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  The final score of the game was 6-3.  Michael Pineda pitched eight dominant innings.  David Carpenter ran into trouble in the ninth and Andrew Miller had to record the last out.  Jacoby Ellsbury had three hits and Stephen Drew had two hits. 

Pineda won his fourth game of the season pitching eight innings giving up five hits and no runs.  He walked one and struck out six.  Carpenter pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up three hits and three runs with a walk and Miller saved his 11th game of the season walking one. 

Marco Estrada pitched 4 2/3 innings giving up eight hits and five runs with four of them being earned.  He walked none and struck out three and lost his first game of the season.  Jeff Francis pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up a hit, Steve Delabar pitched an inning with a walk and Chad Jenkins pitched two innings giving up two hits and a run with a walk and two strikeouts. 

Ellsbury had three hits and an RBI, Brett Gardner had a hit and drew a walk and Alex Rodriguez had a hit and two RBI.  Mark Teixeira had a hit and two RBI, Brian McCann had a hit and drew a walk and Drew had two hits.  Didi Gregorius had a hit and na RBI and Gregorio Petit had a hit.  Gardner and Rodriguez each hit a double and Teixeira hit a homerun.  the Yankees were 4-8 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.  Ellsbury had two stolen bases. 

Devon Travis had a hit, Russell Martin had three hits and an RBI and Edwin Encarnacion had a hit.  Kevin Pillar drew a walk, Chris Colabello had two hits and an RBI and Ryan Goins had a hit and an RBI.  Ezequiel Carrera drew a walk, Jose Bautista drew a walk and Martin hit two doubles.  Travis and Colabello each hit a double and Martin hit a homerun.  The Blue Jays were 2-6 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base.  Donaldson committed an error. 

In the first Rodriguez hit a two run double to give the Yankees a 2-0 lead.  They took a 3-0 lead in the second on an Ellsbury RBI single.  In the fifth Teixeira hit a two run homerun to extend the lead to 5-0.  In the eighth Gregorius hit an RBI single and the Yankees had a 6-0 lead.  Martin hit a solo homerun in the ninth, Colabello hit an RBI double and Goins hit an RBI single.  The final score was 6-3 as the Blue Jays left a couple of guys on to end the game. 

The two teams will play the rubber game of the series on Wednesday night.  The Yankees will then return home on Thursday night for a brief four game homestand with the Baltimore Orioles.   

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