Friday, July 22, 2016

New York Yankees win a close one over the San Francisco Giants

The New York Yankees defeated the San Francisco Giants on Friday night.  The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York and the final score was 3-2.  Masahiro Tanaka started for the Yankees and pitched very well, the bullpen sprung a leak but hung in there.  Starlin Castro lead the offense with three hits. 

Tanaka pitched six innings giving up four hits and no runs with two walks and four strikeouts.  Dellin Betances pitched an inning giving up a run and a walk with two strikeouts, Andrew Miller pitched an inning giving up three hits and a run with two strikeouts and Aroldis Chapman saved his 20th game of the season pitching an inning and giving up a hit and he struck out one. 

Madison Bumgarner pitched seven innings giving up seven hits and two runs with three walks and six strikeouts.  Josh Osich pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up a hit and a run with a walk and Sergio Romo pitched to two batters and retired  them both. 

Brett Gardner had a hit, Castro had three hits and an RBI and Carlos Beltran had two hits, an RBI and drew two walks.  Chase Headley had a hit, Rob Refsnyder drew a walk and Mark Teixeira drew a walk.  Ronald Torreyes had a hit, Castro hit a double and the Yankees were 1-10 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base.  Refsnyder committed an error and Beltran had an outfield assist. 

Denard Span had two hits, Buster Posey had a hit and drew a walk and Trevor Brown had a hit.  Brandon Crawford had a hit, Conor Gillaspie had a hit and Grant Green had a hit.  Jarrett Parker drew two walks, Mac Williamson had a hit and an RBI and Gregor Blanco had a hit. 

In the first Castro hit an RBI double to give the Yankees a 1-0 lead.  In the second Beltran hit an RBI single to extend the lead to 2-0.  In the seventh a wild pitch cut the lead to 2-1 and in the eighth Williamson hit an RBI double to tie the game at two.  In the bottom of the eighth Romine grounded into a force out and an error happened also.  The Yankees scored a run and made it 3-2 which would be the final score. 

The two teams will play game two of three on Saturday afternoon.  

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