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 6-3. CC Sabathia started and didn't pitch very well, the bullpen was great. Mark Teixeira had three hits and Brian McCann had three RBI.
Sabathia pitched 4 2/3 innings giving up nine hits and three runs with three walks and two strikeouts. Ivan Nova earned his first win of the season pitching 2 1/3 perfect innings with two strikeouts, Dellin Betances pitched a perfect inning striking out the side and Andrew Miller saved his fourth game of the season pitching a perfect inning with two strikeouts.
Matt Moore started for the Rays and pitched 6 2/3 innings giving up eight hits and four runs with two walks and five strikeouts. Moore took his first loss of the season. Dana Eveland pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and two runs with a walk and a strikeout and Ryan Webb pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit.
Brett Gardner drew a walk, Starlin Castro drew a walk and Carlos Beltran had a hit. Teixeira had three hits, McCann had two hits, three RBI and drew a walk and Jacoby Ellsbury had two hits and two RBI. Didi Gregorius had two hits, Ellsbury hit a double and McCann hit a homerun. The Yankees were 2-7 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base. Ellsbury and Teixeira each had a stolen base and Gregorius committed an error.
Logan Forsythe had two hits and two RBI, Brandon Guyer had a hit and an RBI and Evan Longoria had two hits. Desmond Jennings had a hit, Steve Pearce had a hit and drew a walk and Steven Souza Jr. had a hit and drew a walk. Tim Beckham had a hit and drew a walk, Forsythe hit two doubles and Longoria hit a double. The Rays were 3-8 with runners in scoring position and left ten men on base. Jennings had a stolen base. Pearce committed an error and Souza Jr. had an outfield assist.
In the second Forsythe hit a two run double to give the Rays a 2-0 lead. In the bottom of the second the Yankees tied the game at two on a two run homerun. In the fourth Guyer hit an RBI single to make it 3-2 Rays. In the fifth Gardner drew an RBI walk to tie the game at three and in the sixth McCann hit an RBI single to give the Yankees a 4-3 lead. In the eighth Ellsbury hit a two run double to give the Yankees a 6-3 lead and that would be the final score.
The Yankees will look to win their second in a row for the first time in about two weeks on Saturday afternoon. They will have their ace Masahiro Tanaka on the mound.