Saturday, August 22, 2015

The New York Yankees drop second straight to the Cleveland Indians

The New York Yankees were defeated by the Cleveland Indians on Friday night.  The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York and the final score was 7-3 Indians.  Masahiro Tanaka started and he pitched pretty well.  The game got away from the Yankees late and the offense didn't do much and then tried to rally late.

Tanaka pitched six innings giving up seven hits and four runs with three of them being earned.  He walked one and struck out three and lost his sixth game of the season.  Chasen Shreve pitched an inning giving up a hit and a walk with a strikeout, Nick Rumbelow pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout and Justin Wilson pitched an inning giving up four hits and three runs with two strikeouts. 

Carlos Carrasco won his 12th game of the season pitching 6 2/3 innings giving up five hits and a run with a walk and 11 strikeouts.  Kyle Crockett pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up a hit and a run with a strikeout, Zach McAllister pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up two hits and an unearned run and Cody Allen saved his 25th game of the season pitching 1 1/3 innings giving up a walk and he struck out one. 

Brett Gardner had two hits and drew a walk, Chase Headley had a hit and Alex Rodriguez had a hit and an RBI.  Carlos Beltran had a hit, Greg Bird had a hit and an RBI and Jacoby Ellsbury had a hit and drew a walk.  Stephen Drew had a hit, Beltran hit a double and the Yankees were 2-8 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base.  Gardner had a stolen base and Ryan committed an error. 

Jeff Kipnis had a hit, Francisco Lindor had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk and Michael Brantley had two hits and two RBI.  Carlos Santana had a hit and two RBI, Lonnie Chisenhall had a hit and Jerry Sands had a hit and an RBI.  Yan Gomes had a hit, Abraham Almonte had a hit and Jose Ramirez had three hits and drew a walk.  Chisenhall, Kipnis and Sands each hit a double and Ramirez hit a triple.  Santana hit a homerun and the Indians were 3-13 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base.  Ramirez commited an error. 

In the third Lindor hit an RBI single to give the Indians a 1-0 lead.  Bird hit an RBI single to tie the game at one in the fourth.  Lindor reached on a Ryan fielding error in the fifth and it made it a 2-1 game.  In the sixth Santana hit a solo homerun to increase the Indians lead to 3-1.  Brantley hit an RBI single in the seventh to extend the lead to 4-1.  Rodriguez hit an RBI single and Bird reached on a fielding error and another run scored to make it a 4-3 game in the eight.  In the ninth the Indians broke it open with three runs.  Brantley hit an RBI single, Santana grounded into a force out and a run scored and Sands hit an RBI double.  The final score was 7-3 Indians and they have won the first two games of the series. 

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