Sunday, September 13, 2015

The New York Yankees salvage final game of series with Toronto by shutting them out

The New York Yankees defeated the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday afternoon.  The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York and the final score was 5-0.  Masahiro Tanaka started for the Yankees and pitched great, the offense was led by Alex Rodriguez and Dustin Ackley who each had two hits. 

Tanaka pitched seven innings giving up four hits and no runs with no walks and seven strikeouts.  He won his 12th game of the season, Dellin Betances pitched a perfect inning striking out the side, James Pazos pitched to one batter and retired him and Caleb Cotham pitched to two batters and retired them both. 

R.A. Dickey pitched 7 2/3 innings giving up seven hits and five runs with two walks and two strikeouts.  He lost his 11th game of the season and Ryan Tepera pitched to one batter and struck him out. 

Carlos Beltran had a hit, Brian McCann drew a walk and Rodriguez had two hits and an RBI.  Chase Headley had a hit and drew a walk, Ackley had two hits and three RBI and Didi Gregorius had a hit and an RBI.  Gregorius and Rodriguez each hit a double.  Ackley hit a homerun and the Yankees were 0-4 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base.  Tanaka had a pickoff. 

Jose Bautista had a hit, Chris Colabello had a hit and Kevin Pillar had a hit.  Josh Thole had a hit, Bautista, Pillar and Colabello each hit a double.  The Blue Jays were 0-3 with runners in scoring position and left three men on base. 

In the second Ackley hit a sac fly to give the Yankees a 1-0 lead and Gregorius hit a sac fly to make it 2-0.  In the fourth Ackley hit a two run homerun and it was 4-0 Yankees.  In the eighth Rodriguez hit an RBI double to make it 5-0 and that would be the final score.  The Yankees were able to salvage the final game and avoid a four game sweep.  They will head to Tampa Bay to take on the Rays in a three game series beginning on Monday night. 

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