Wednesday, March 30, 2016

The New York Yankees shutout the Atlanta Braves

The New York Yankees defeated the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday afternoon.  The game took place at Champion Stadium in Orlando, Florida and the final score was 2-0.  Ivan Nova started for the Yankees and pitched great.  Aaron Hicks led the offense with three hits. 

Nova pitched six innings giving up two hits and no runs.  He walked one and struck out two.  Andrew Miller gave up a hit to the only batter he faced, he left after being struck in the right hand.  Dellin Betances pitched a perfect inning striking out the side, Bryan Mitchell pitched an inning giving up a hit and he walked two with a strikeout and Kirby Yates pitched a perfect inning with a couple of strikeouts. 

Dustin Fowler had a hit, Ronald Torreyes had a hit and Billy Fleming had a hit and an RBI.  Hicks had three hits, Dustin Ackley had a hit and Austin Romine had a hit and an RBI.  Vicente Conde drew a walk, Cesar Puello had a hit and Juan Silva had a hit.  Puello and Hicks each hit a double and Fowler and Fleming each hit a triple.  The Yankees were 3-16 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base.  Hicks, Puello and Silva each had a stolen base. 

In the eighth Fleming hit an RBI triple and Romine hit an RBI single to give the Yankees a 2-0 lead.  2-0 would hold up as the final score.  The Yankees improved their spring record to 13-13 with a couple of tie games.  They will play the Detroit Tigers on Thursday afternoon in Lakeland, Florida.   

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