Monday, August 31, 2015

The New York Yankees defeat the Atlanta Braves to kick off the road trip on the right foot

The New York Yankees defeated the Atlanta Braves on Friday night.  The game took place at Turner Field in Atlanta, Georgia and the final score was 15-4 Yankees.  Masahiro Tanaka started and pitched well.  Carlos Beltran had three hits and Didi Gregorius had four hits and six RBI to lead the offense. 

Tanaka pitched seven innings giving up three runs on five hits.  He gave up a walk and struck out seven batters and he won his tenth game of the season.  Justin Wilson pitched 2/3of an inning giving up a walk and striking out two batters.  Bryan Mitchell returned to the mound for the first time after being hit in the face.  He pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up two hits and a run with a walk. 

Williams Perez started for the Braves and he pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up five hits nad eight runs with three walks and two strikeouts.  He lost his fifth game of the season.  Ross Detwiler pitched 2 1/3 innings giving up three hits and a run with three walks nad two strikeouts, Matt Marksberry pitched an inning giving up a walk and Sugar Ray Marimon pitched two innings and he gave up a walk.  Andrew McKirahan pitched an inning giving up five hits and four runs and he struck out one and Jonny Gomes pitched an inning giving up three hits and two runs with a strikeout. 

Jacoby Ellsbury had a hit, John Ryan Murphy had a hit and Brett Gardner had two hits.  Beltran had three hits, Brian McCann had a hit and four RBI with three walks and Greg Bird had a hit, an RBI and drew two walks.   Chase Headley had two hits, three RBI and drew a walk, Gregorius had four hits and six RBI and Stephen Drew had a walk.  Tanaka drew a walk and Chris Young had a hit and an RBI.  Headley hit two doubles, Beltran, Murphy and Gardner each hit a double.  Gregorius, McCann and Young each hit a homerun.  The Yankees were 6-10 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base.  Murphy had a passed ball. 

Nick Markakis had a hit, Cameron Maybin drew a walk and Freddie Freeman had two hits, two RBI and drew a walk.  Nick Swisher had an RBI, Adonis Garcia had a hit and Jace Peterson drew a walk.  Christian Bethancourt had a hit and an RBI, Andrelton Simmons had a hit and Gomes had a hit.  Simmons hit a double and Freeman hit a homerun.  The Braves were 2-6 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base. 

The Yankees scored five runs in the first inning.  Headley hit a two run double and Gregorius hit a three run homerun.  The Braves came back with a couple of runs in the first.  Freeman hit an RBI single and Swisher hit a sac fly.  In the second Bird had an RBI walk, Headley had an RBI walk and Gregorius hit a two run single to make it 9-2 Yankees.  In the third Freeman hit a solo homerun to cut the lead to 9-3.  McCann hit a three run homerun in the eighth and Gregorius hit an RBI single to make it a 13-3 game.  In the ninth Young hit a solo homerun and McCann hit a sac fly to make it 15-3 and Bethancourt hit an RBI single in the bottom of the ninth to complete the scoring.  The Yankees won the game 15-4.  The two teams will play game two of three on Saturday night. 

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