The New York Yankees defeated the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday night. The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York and the final score was 7-5. Michael Pineda started for the Yankees and he pitched pretty well but was pulled early in the game. The Yankees bullpen for the most part did a good job. Rob Refsnyder, Gary Sanchez and Mark Teixeira each had two hits.
Pineda pitched 4 2/3 innings giving up six hits and two runs with two walks and seven strikeouts. Chasen Shreve pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up two hits and two runs and he struck out two, Adam Warren pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up a hit and he struck out one and earned his fifth win of the season and Tommy Layne pitched to one batter and retired him. Tyler Clippard pitched an inning with a walk, Dellin Betances saved his 10th game of the season pitching an inning and giving up three hits and a run with two strikeouts.
Ian Snell pitched 2 2/3 innings giving up six hits and three runs with three walks and three strikeouts and he lost his eighth game of the season. Ryan Garton pitched an inning giving up a hit and a run with a strikeout, Kevin Jepsen pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up two hits and three runs with a walk and Justin Marks pitched three innings walking five and striking out two. Steve Geltz pitched an inning walking two batters.
Jacoby Ellsbury had a hit and drew a walk, Refsnyder had two hits, an RBI and drew a walk and Sanchez had two hits, an RBI and drew a walk. Starlin Castro had a hit and drew two walks, Teixeira had two hits, four RbI and drew two walks and Chase Headley had a hit. Tyler Austin drew two walks, Aaron Judge drew two walks and Refsnyder and Teixeira each hit a double. Sanchez and Teixeira each hit a homerun and the Yankees were 2-10 with runners in scoring position and left 11 men on base. Sanchez had a pickoff at second base.
Logan Forsythe had a hit and drew a walk, Kevin Kiermaier had two hits and drew a walk and Evan Longoria had a hit. Logan Morrison had three hits and two RBI, Steven Souza Jr. had two hits and two RBI and drew a walk and Corey Dickerson had two hits. Bobby Wilson had a hit and an RBI, Dickerson and Morrison each hit a double and Morrison and Souza Jr. each hit a homerun. The Rays were 3-12 with runners in scoring position and left 10 men on base. Dickerson was picked off and Kiermaier had two outfield assists.
In the first Refsnyder hit an RBI double to give the Yankees a 1-0 lead. In the third Sanchez hit a solo homerun and it was 2-0 Yankees. A wild pitch made it 3-0 Yankees still in the third. In the fourth Morrison hit a solo homerun to cut the lead to 3-1. Souza Jr. h it a solo homerun to cut the lead to 3-2. In the bottom of the fourth Teixeria hit a grand-slam to make it 7-2 Yankees. In the sixth Souza Jr. hit an RBI single to make it 7-3 Yankees. Wilson hit an RBI single in the sixth to cut the lead to 7-4. In the ninth Morrison hit an RBI single to cut the lead to 7-5 but that would be the final score.
The Yankees have won six straight and will go for their seventh straight on Saturday evening.