Tuesday, March 15, 2016

The New York Yankees defeat the Boston Red Sox

The New York Yankees defeated the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night.  The game took place at Jet Blue Park in Fort Myers, Florida and the final score was 6-3 Yankees.  Ivan Nova started for the Yankees and pitched well.  Dustin Ackley had two hits to lead the Yankees offense. 

Nova pitched four innings giving up three hits and a run with a walk and four strikeouts.  Bryan Mitchell pitched three innings giving up a hit and he struck out one, Nick Rumbelow pitched an inning giving up four hits and a run with a strikeout and Nick Goody pitched an inning giving up three hits and a run. 

Aaron Hicks had a hit and an RBI, Cesar Puello had a hit and two RBI and Ronald Torreyes drew a walk.  Ackley had two hits, Cito Culver had a hit and two RBI and Gary Sanchez had a hit.  Ben Gamel had a hit which was a double and Culver hit a double.  Hicks hit a homerun and the Yankees were 3-6 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base.  Silva had a stolen base and Pete Kozma committed an error. 

In the first David Ortiz grounded into a double play and a run scored giving the Red Sox a 1-0 lead.  In the third Hicks hit a solo homerun to tie the game at one.  In the eighth Puello hit a two run single to give the Yankees a 3-1 lead.  Silva reached on a throwing error and a run scored to push the lead to 4-1, Culver hit a two run double and it was 6-1 Yankees.  In the eighth Deven Marrero hit an RBI single to cut the lead to 6-2 and in the ninth Sam Travis hit an RBI double to cut the lead to 6-3 which would be the final score.  The Yankees improved their spring record to 4-8 with a couple of ties.  The Yankees will play at home in Tampa against the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday night. 

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