Thursday, March 23, 2017

New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays tie

The New York Yankees tied with the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday afternoon.  The game took place at Charlotte Sports Park in Port Charlotte, Florida and the final score was 5-5 in nine innings.  Jordan Montgomery started for the Yankees and pitched well and Jacoby Ellsbury, Aaron Judge and Ronald Torreyes each had two hits to lead the offense. 

Montgomery pitched 4 1/3 innings giving up three hits and two runs with no walks and eight strikeouts.  J.R. Graham pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up three hits and three runs with a walk and a strikeout, Chasen Shreve pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout and J.P. Feyereisen pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout.  Colten Brewer pitched an inning giving up a walk and Jason Gurka pitched an inning with two walks and a strikeout. 

Ellsbury had two hits, Dustin Fowler drew a walk and Aaron Hicks had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk.  Clint Frazier had an RBI, Greg Bird had a hit and Ji-Man Choi drew a walk.  Chris Carter had a hit, Judge had two hits and an RBI and Torreyes had two hits and an RBI.  Pete Kozma drew a walk, Bird, Ellsbury, Hicks and Judge each hit a double.  Torreyes hit a homerun and the Yankees were 2-9 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base.  Fowler had two stolen bases and Wade had a stolen base.  Ellsbury and Torreyes were each caught stealing. 

In the second Jesus Sucre hit a sac fly to give the Rays a 1-0 lead.  In the fifth Tim Beckham hit an RBI single to push the lead to 2-0.  Jake Bauers hit a two-run double to extend the lead to 4-0 and Patrick Leonard hit an RBI single to make it a 5-0 game.  In the sixth Hicks hit an RBI double to cut the lead to 5-1.  Judge hit an RBI double to make it a 5-2 game.  Torreyes hit a solo homerun to cut it to 5-3 in the seventh.  Frazier hit a sac fly still in the seventh and it was a 5-4 game.  The Yankees would tie the game in the ninth on a steal and throwing error.  The game would end in a 5-5 tie.   

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