Thursday, September 29, 2016

New York Yankees win on a walk-off grand slam by Mark Teixeira

The New York Yankees defeated the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday night.  The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York and the final score was 5-3.  Bryan Mitchell started for the Yankees and he pitched well, the bullpen was ok.  Brett Gardner had two hits and Mark Teixeira hit the walk off homerun. 

Mitchell pitched seven innings giving up two hits and no runs with five walks and two strikeouts.  Adam Warren pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up two hits and three runs with one of them being earned.  He walked two, Tommy Layne pitched 2/3 of an inning walking one and Jonathan Holder pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and he struck out one.  James Pazos picked up his first win of the season pitching to one batter and retiring him. 

Clay Buchholz pitched six innings giving up a hit and he walked two and struck out six.  Brad Ziegler pitched a perfect inning, Koji Uehara pitched an inning with a walk and a strikeout, Craig Kimbrel pitched giving up a hit and four runs with three walks without recording an out and he took his fifth loss of the season.  Joe Kelly blew his first save of the season pitching 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and a run with a strikeout. 

Gardner had two hits and drew two walks, Jacoby Ellsbury drew a walk and Gary Sanchez drew a walk.  Brian McCann had an RBI and drew a walk, Teixeira had a hit, four RBI and drew a walk and he hit a homerun.  The Yankees were 1-4 with runners in scoring position and left three men on base.  Castro committed an error and Sanchez had a passed ball. 

Dustin Pedroia had a hit, Xander Bogaerts had a hit and David Ortiz drew a walk.  Mookie Betts had two hits and two RBI, Hanely Ramirez drew two walks and Jackie Bradley Jr. had a hit and drew a walk.  Brock Holt drew two walks, Aaron Hill drew a walk and Sandy Leon drew a walk.  Pedroia and Betts each hit a double and the Red Sox were 1-7 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base.  Bradley Jr. had a stolen base and Ramirez was caught stealing. 

In the eighth Betts hit a two run double to give the Red Sox a 2-0 lead.  A wild pitch made it 3-0 Red Sox.  In the ninth McCann drew an RBI walk to cut the lead to 3-1 and Teixeira hit a walk off grand slam to give the Yankees a 5-3 victory. 

The Yankees have now won three games in a row and keep their very very faint playoff hopes alive.  They will finish their three game series with the Red Sox on Thursday night before finishing the season with three against the Orioles at home.   

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