Friday, September 23, 2016

The New York Yankees are shutout as they fail to sweep the Tampa Bay Rays

The New York Yankees were defeated by the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday night.  The game took place at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida and the final score was 2-0.  Luis Cessa started for the Yankees and he pitched well and Luis Severino pitched well again out of the pen.  Billy Butler, Didi Gregorius and Aaron Hicks each had two hits but no one had an extra base hit. 

Cessa pitched six innings giving up six hits and two runs with two walks and six strikeouts.  He lost his third game of the season.  Severino pitched two innings giving up a hit and he struck out three. 

Blake Snell won his sixth game of the season pitching five innings and giving up five hits and no runs with three walks and six strikeouts.  Chase Whitley pitched 2 2/3 innings giving up two hits and no runs with no walks and three strikeouts and Alex Colome pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up a hit and recorded his 35th save of the season. 

Brett Gardner had a hit, Jacoby Ellsbury had a hit and Gary Sanchez drew two walks.  Butler had two hits, Mark Teixeria drew a walk and Gregorius had two hits.  Hicks had two hits and the Yankees were 0-8 with runners in scoring position and left 11 men on base.  Sanchez had a pickoff. 

Logan Forsythe had a hit, Kevin Kiermaier had three hits and Brad Miller had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk.  Corey Dickerson had a hit and an RBI, Curt Casali had a hit and Richie Shaffer drew a walk.  Casali hit a double, Dickerson hit a homerun and the Rays were 1-4 with four men left on base.  Kiermaier was caught stealing and Casali was picked off.  Forsythe committed an error and Casali had a passed ball. 

In the first Miller hit an RBI single to give the Rays a 1-0 lead.  In the sixth Dickerson hit a solo homerun to push the lead to 2-0.  2-0 would be the final score. 

The Yankees won two out of three and will head to Toronto to start a four game series on Friday night.  It will be the last road series of the year as the Yankees will then come back home for their final six games of the season. 

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