Saturday, August 20, 2016

New York Yankees rough up the Anaheim Angels out west

The New York Yankees defeated the Anaheim Angels on Friday night.  The game took place at Angel Stadium of Anaheim in Anaheim, California and the final score was 7-0.  Masahiro Tanaka started for the Yankees and he pitched great.  The bullpen only had two work for 1 1/3 innings but they did their job as well.  Gary Sanchez and Jacoby Ellsbury each had three hits but the big story was Ronald Torreyes who had four hits including his first major league homerun. 

Tanaka pitched 7 2/3 innings giving up five hits and no runs with no walks and nine strikeouts.  He won his 10th game of the season.  Tommy Layne pitched to one batter and walked him, Adam Warren pitched to one batter and struck him out and Kirby Yates pitched an inning giving up a hit and he struck out one. 

Jered Weaver started for the Angels and pitched 4 2/3 innings giving up ten hits and five runs with no walks and two strikeouts.  He lost his 11th game of the season.  Mike Morin pitched an inning giving up three hits and two runs with a strikeout and Brett Oberholtzer pitched 3 1/3 innings giving up two hits and a walk with a strikeout. 

Ellsbury had three hits and two RBI, Didi Gregorius had two hits and two RBI and Sanchez had three hits and drew a walk.  Brian McCann had a hit and an RBI, Aaron Hicks had two hits and Torreyes had four  hits and two RBI.  Torreyes, and Gregorius each hit a double and Sanchez hit two doubles.  Ellsbury and Torreyes each hit a homerun and the Yankees were 3-7 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base.  Sanchez had a stolen base, the first of his career. 

Gregorio Petit had a hit, Kole Calhoun drew a walk and Mike Trout had two hits.  Albert Pujols had a hit, Jefry Marte had a hit and Jett Bandy had a hit.  The Angels were 0-2 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base.  Petit committed an error and Trout had an outfield assist. 

In the first Ellsbury hit a solo homerun to give the Yankees a 1-0 lead.  In the third Ellsbury hit an RBI single to push the lead to 2-0.  In the fifth the homerun barrage came on as Torreyes and McCann all homered to give the Yankees a 6-0 lead.  The final run was scored in the sixth on a Gregorius RBI double to make it 7-0 and that would be the final score. 

The two teams will play game two of three on Saturday night and then finish their series on Sunday afternoon.   

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