Sunday, August 23, 2015

The New York Yankees lose to the Cleveland Indians on Andy Pettitte Day

The New York Yankees were defeated by the Cleveland Indians on Sunday afternoon.  The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York and the final score was 4-3 Cleveland.  CC Sabathia started but was taken out in the second inning with a knee injury.  The extent of the injury is unknown at this time but it looks like he will be heading to the disabled list.  The Yankees bullpen did a pretty good job of keeping them in the game.  The offense didn't do much of anything as they continued to struggle with Cleveland pitching. 

Sabathia pitched 2 2/3 innings giving up four hits and two runs with four walks and a strikeout.  Nick Rumbelow pitched two innings giving up two hits and a run with a walk, Brandon Pinder pitched two innings giving up two hits and three walks with two strikeouts and Chasen Shreve pitched to one batter and struck him out.  Dellin Betances lost his third game of the season pitching an inning and giving up a hit and a run witha  walk and he struck out two, Justin Wilson pitching an inning walking a batter. 

Trevor Bauer pitched 6 1/3 innings giving up two hits and two runs with only one of them being earned.  He walked six and struck out seven.  Kyle Crockett pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up a hit and a run with a strikeout, Brian Shaw pitched an inning giving up two hits and Cody Allen saved his 26th game of the season pitching 1 1/3 innings and striking out three. 

Jacoby Ellsbury had two hits, Brett Gardner drew three walks and Carlos Beltran had a hit and two RBI.  Greg Bird had a hit, Chase Headley had a hit and Didi Gregorius drew a walk.  Stephen Drew had two walks, Ellsbury hit a double and Beltran hit a double.  the Yankees were 1-8 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base.  Ellsbury had a stolen base and Gardner had a stolen base.  Headley committed an error and Gardner had an outfield assist. 

Francisco Lindor had three hits and an RBI, Mike Aviles had a hit and Michael Brantley had a hit and drew a walk.  Carlos Santana had a hit, two RBI and drew a walk, Ryan Raburn had a hit and drew a walk and Jeff Kipnis drew two walks.  Yan Gomes drew two walks, Abraham Almonte had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk and Giovanny Urshela had a hit and drew two walks.  Aviles hit a double and Almonte hit a triple.  Santana and Lindor hit a homerun and the Indians were 1-10 with runners in scoring position and left 11 men on base.  Ramirez was caught stealing and Bauer and Gomes each committed an error. 

In the first Santana hit a two run homerun to give the Indians a 2-0 lead.  In the third a steal and an error gave the Yankees a run and made it a 2-1 game.  In the fifth Almonte drew an RBI walk to push the score to 3-1 Indians.  The Yankees tied the score on a Beltran two run double in the seventh.  The Indians took back the lead in the eighth on a Lindor solo homerun to make it 4-3 and that would be the final score.  The Yankees lost three out of four in the series and will begin a three game series with the Houston Astros on Monday night.   

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