Thursday, September 22, 2016

New York Yankees end their losing streak with a victory in Tampa Bay

The New York Yankees defeated the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night.  The game took place at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida and the final score was 5-3.  Michael Pineda started for the Yankees and he pitched well and the bullpen was pretty good.  Billy Butler and Ronald Torreyes each had two hits and Gary Sanchez had three RBI. 

Pineda pitched 5 1/3 innings giving up five hits and two runs with a walk and 11 strikeouts.  Tommy Layne pitched to one batter and struck him out, Luis Severino pitched 1 1/3 innings striking out one and he won his third game of the season and Tyler Clippard pitched an inning giving up a hit and a run with two strikeouts.  Dellin Betances pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout and recorded his 12th save of the season.  

Drew Smyly pitched six innings giving up four hits and a run with two walks and three strikeouts.  Brad Boxberger lost his third game of the season pitching an inning and giving up four hits and four runs with a strikeout and Eddie Gamboa pitched two innings giving up two hits and two walks with a couple of strikeouts. 

Brett Gardner had a hit and an RBI, Aaron Hicks had a hit and drew a walk and Sanchez had a hit, three RBI and drew two walks.  Butler had two hits, Mark Teixeira had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk and Didi Gregorius had a hit.  Torreyes had two hits, Mason Williams had a hit and Butler hit two doubles.  Teixeira and Sanchez each hit a homerun.  The Yankees were 2-9 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base.  Gardner had a stolen base. 

Logan Forsythe had two hits, Evan Longoria had two hits and Brad Miller had two hits and two RBI.  Alexei Ramirez drew a walk, Longoria hit a double and Miller and Forsythe each hit a triple.  The Rays were 1-3 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base. 

In the third Miller hit a two run triple to give the Rays a 2-0 lead.  In the fourth Teixeira hit a homerun to cut the lead to 2-1.  In the seventh Gardner hit an RBI single to tie the game at two.  Sanchez hit a three run homerun to give the Yankees a 5-2 lead still in the seventh.  In the eighth a wild pitch cut the lead to 5-3 and that would be the final score. 

The two teams will play game two of three on Wednesday night. 

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