Friday, September 4, 2015

The New York Yankees begin big home stand with a victory over the Tampa Bay Rays

The New York Yankees defeated the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday night.  The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York and the final score was 5-2.  Luis Severino started for the Yankees and was great, the bullpen was pretty good and the offense had three homeruns. 

Severino pitched 6 1/3 innings giving up seven hits and a run with three walks and five strikeouts.  He won his third game of the season.  Justin Wilson pitched 2/3 of an inning, Adam Warren pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up two hits and a run with two strikeouts and Andrew Miller saved his 30th game of the season pitched 2/3 of an inning and striking out one. 

Jake Odorizzi lost his eighth game of the season pitching 6 2/3 innings giving up three hits and five runs with two walks and eight strikeouts.  Enny Romero pitched an inning giving up a hit and struck out one and C.J. Riefenhauser pitched to one batter and struck him out. 

Brett Gardner had a hit, Brian McCann had had a hit, an RBI and drew two walks and Alex Rodriguez had a hit and two RBI.  Greg Bird had a hit and two RBI, Rodriguez, Bird and McCann each hit a homerun.  The Yankees left one player on base. 

Grady Sizemore had a hit, Daniel Nava had a hit and Evan Longoria had a hit and an RBI.  Logan Forsythe had a hit, Asdrubal Cabrera had a hit and drew a walk and James Loney had two hits and drew a walk.  Kevin Kiermaier had a hit and drew a walk, J.P. Arencibia had a hit and an RBI.  Nava and Arencibia each it a double and Longoria hit a homerun.  The Rays were 0-7 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base.  Forsythe was caught stealing. 

In the second Rodriguez hit a two run homerun to give the Yankees a 2-0 lead.  In the fourth McCann hit a solo homerun to extend the lead to 3-0.  In the sixth Longoria hit a solo homerun to cut the lead to 3-1.  In the seventh Bird hit a two run homerun to increase the Yankees lead to 5-1.  In the ninth Arencibia hit an RBI double to make it 5-2 but that was the final score. 

The Yankees and Rays will play game two of three on Saturday afternoon and then finish the series on Sunday afternoon. 

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