Sunday, April 24, 2016

New York Yankees fail to sweep the Tampa Bay Rays

The New York Yankees were defeated by the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday afternoon.  The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York and the final score was 8-1.  Michael Pineda started for the Yankees and he didn't pitch very well at all.  Starlin Castro led the offense with two hits. 

Pineda pitched five innings giving up ten hits and seven runs with a walk and nine strikeouts.  He picked up his second loss of the season.  Kirby Yates pitched two innings giving up a hit and he struck out four and Nick Goody pitched two innings giving up a hit and a run with a walk and three strikeouts. 

Drew Smyly won his first game of the season pitching seven innings and giving up six hits and a run with a walk and six strikeouts.  Steve Geltz pitched an inning striking out one and Jhan Marinez pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout. 

Carlos Beltran had a hit, Mark Teixeira had a hit and Alex Rodriguez had a hit and an RBI.  Dustin Ackley had a hit, Chase Headley drew a walk and Castro had two hits.  Rodriguez hit a double and the Yankees were 1-7 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base. 

Logan Forsythe had three hits and an RBI, Logan Morrison had a hit and Evan Longoria had a hit and drew a walk.  Corey Dickerson had a hit, two RBI and drew a walk, Steve Pearce had two hits and an RBI and Brad Miller had a hit and an RBI.  Steven Souza Jr. had two hits and three RBI, Kevin Kiermaier had a hit and Longoria, Miller and Kiermaier each hit a double.  Dickerson, Souza Jr. Pearce and Forsythe each hit a homerun.  The Rays were 2-5 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base.  Forsythe had a stolen base. 

In the first Dickerson hit a two run homerun to give the Rays a 2-0 lead.  Miller hit an RBI double, Souza Jr. hit a two run homerun and it was 5-0 Rays all in the first inning.  In the third Pearce hit a solo homerun to push the Rays lead to 6-0.  In the bottom of the fourth Rodriguez hit an RBI double to cut the lead to 6-1.  In the fifth Souza Jr. hit his second homerun of the game to make it 7-1 and in the eighth Forsythe hit a solo homerun to make it 8-1 which would be the final score.  The Yankees finished a tough homestand strong by winning two out of three in this series.  They will head to Texas for a three game series beginning on Monday night. 

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