Monday, July 4, 2016

New York Yankees avoid sweep with a win in San Diego

The New York Yankees defeated the San Diego Padres on Sunday afternoon.  The game took place at Petco Park in San Diego, California and the final score was 6-3.  Chad Green made the spot start so the Yankees could push back CC Sabathia and not have him have to hit in the NL park.  Green pitched great and Dellin Betances and Andrew Miller both pitched well.  Mark Teixeira led the offense with two homeruns and Aaron Hicks had three hits. 

Green pitched six innings giving up one run on three hits.  He walked none and struck out eight and earned his first major league win.  Betances pitched an inning giving up two hits and he struck out two, Miller pitched an inning giving up a hit and a walk with a strikeout and Anthony Swarzak gave up two hits and two runs.  Aroldis Chapman pitched an inning with a strikeout.  He earned his 16th save of the season. 

Andrew Cashner lost his sixth game of the season.  He pitched six innings giving up six hits and two runs with one of them being earned.  He walked two and struck out six.  Carlos Vaillanueva pitched two innings giving up a hit and a run with a walk, Kevin Quackenbush pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up three hits and three runs with a walk and Jose Dominguez pitched 2/3 of an inning. 

Jacoby Ellsbury had two hits and drew a walk, Brett Gardner had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk and Teixeira had two hits and three RBI.  Brian McCann had a hit and drew a walk, Didi Gregorius had a hit and an RBI and Hicks had three hits and drew a walk.  Hicks hit a double and Gregorius hit a homerun.  Teixeira hit two homeruns and the Yankees were 1-11 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base.  Gardner and Ellsbury each had a stolen base. 

Wil Myers had a hit and drew a walk, Matt Kemp had a hit and Yangervis Solarte had four hits and an RBI.  Alex Dickerson had a hit and two RBI, Christian Bethancourt had a hit and Solarte hit a double.  Solarte and Dickerson each hit a homerun and the Padres were 1-6  with runners in scoring position and left five men on base.  Dickerson had a stolen base and Ramirez committed an error. 

In the second Torreyes grounded into a double play and a run scored to give the Yankees a 1-0 lead.  In the bottom of the second Solarte hit a solo homerun to tie the game at one.  Gregorius hit a solo homerun in the fourth to give the Yankees back the lead at 2-1.  In the eighth Teixeria hit a solo homerun to extend the lead to 3-1.  In the ninth Gardner hit an RBI single and Teixeira hit a two run homerun to push the Yankees lead to 6-1.  In the bottom of the ninth Dickerson hit a two run homerun to cut the lead to 6-3 which would be the final score. 

The Yankees lost the first two games of the series and salvaged this final game to avoid the sweep.  They will head to Chicago to start a three game series on Monday afternoon.   

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