The New York Yankees defeated the New York Mets on Tuesday night. The game took place at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida and the final score was 6-3. Luis Severino started for the Yankees and pitched pretty well and Alex Rodriguez led their offense with two hits and two RBI. Steven Matz started for the Mets and didn't pitch very well, Yoenis Cespedes led their offense with three hits.
Severino pitched 4 1/3 innings giving up five hits and two runs with a walk and five strikeouts. Aroldis Chapman pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and he struck out one, Dellin Betances pitched an inning giving up two hits and he struck out two and Andrew Miller pitched an inning giving up a hit and he struck out two. Tyler Olson pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up two hits and a run with a walk and Diego Moreno pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up a hit and a walk with two strikeouts.
Steven Matz pitched four innings giving up seven hits and five runs with two walks and three strikeouts. Hansel Robles pitched an inning giving up a hit and he struck out three, Duane Below pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up two hits and a run and Zach Thornton pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up a hit and Paul Sewald pitched a perfect inning.
Brett Gardner had a hit and an RBI, Aaron Hicks had a hit and drew a walk and Dustin Fowler had a hit and an RBI. Rodriguez had two hits and two RBI, Mark Teixeira drew a walk and Carlos Beltran had an RBI. Brian McCann had two hits, Chase Headley had a hit and Starlin Castro had a hit. Didi Gregorius had two hits and an RBI, Castro, McCann and Gregorius each hit a double. The Yankees were 5-11 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base. Hicks had a stolen base and Fowler also had a stolen base. Headley committed an error and Gardner had an outfield assist.
Curtis Granderson had two hits, Ty Kelly had an RBI and drew a walk and Neil Walker had an RBI. Cespedes had three hits and an RBI, Travis Taijeron had a hit and Lucas Duda had a hit. Travis d'Arnaud drew a walk, Alejandro De Aza had two hits and Eric Campbell had a hit. Johnny Monell had two hits and Matt Reynolds drew a walk. Granderson hit two doubles and Cespedes hit a double. The Mets were 1-11 with runners in scoring position and left 12 men on base. Cespedes had a stolen base.
In the second inning Gregorius hit an RBI single to give the Yankees a 1-0 lead, Gardner hit an RBI single and it was 2-0 Yankees. Rodriguez hit a two run single and the lead was pushed to 4-0. Beltran hit a sac fly and the lead was 5-0 for the Yankees all in the second inning. In the fifth Walker hit an RBI groundout to cut the lead to 5-1 and Cespedes hit an RBI double to make it a 5-2 game. In the sixth Fowler hit an RBI groundout to push the lead to 6-2. The Mets scored on an RBI walk by Kelly in the eighth to make it 6-3 and that would be the final score.
The Yankees improved their spring record to 9-9 with a couple of ties and the Mets record fell to 7-10 with a couple of ties. The Yankees will head to Viera, Florida to take on the Washington Nationals on Wednesday evening and the Mets will head to Dunedin, Florida to take on the Toronto Blue Jays.