The New York Yankees defeated the Atlanta Braves on Thursday afternoon. The game took place at Champion Stadium in Orlando, Florida and the final score was 8-7. Michael Pineda started and after a rough start pitched well. Jacoby Ellsbury had three hits and two steals to lead the offense.
Pineda pitched three innings giving up three hits and two runs with a strikeout. Ben Heller pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up a hit and a walk with a strikeout, Chasen Shreve picked up the win pitching 1 1/3 innings and giving up a hit and three runs with two walks. Joe Mantiply pitched two innings giving up a hit and he struck out two and Jason Gurka earned the save pitching an inning and giving up a hit and two runs with a walk.
Brett Gardner had a hit and an RBI, Dustin Fowler had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk and Ellsbury had three hits. Francisco Diaz had a hit and two RBI, Aaron Judge had a hit and drew a walk and Clint Frazier had an RBI. Wilken Castillo drew a walk, Aaron Hicks had a hit and Ji-Man Choi had a hit. Austin Romine had a hit and an RBI, Kyle Higashioka drew a walk and Pete Kozma drew a walk. Tyler Wade had two hits, Gleyber Torres had a hit and an RBI and Ruben Tejada had two hits and an RBI. Torres hit a double, Hicks and Fowler hit a triple and Gardner hit a homerun. The Yankees were 4-18 with runners in scoring position and left 12 men on base. Ellsbury had two stolen bases.
In the first Gardner hit a solo homerun to give the Yankees a 1-0 lead. In the bottom of the first Johan Camargo hit an RBI double to tie the game at one. Matt Kemp hit an RBI double to give the Braves a 2-1 lead. In the sixth Romine hit an RBI single to tie the game at two. Tejada hit an RBI single to give the Yankees a 3-2 lead and Fowler drew an RBI walk to extend the lead to 4-2. Diaz hit a two run single still in the sixth to push the lead to 6-2. Frazier hit an RBI ground out and it was 7-2 still in the sixth. In the bottom of the sixth Matt Tuiasosopo hit a three-run homerun to cut the lead to 7-5. In the seventh Torres hit an RBI double and it was 8-5 Yankees. In the ninth Tuiasosopo hit a two-run homerun to cut the lead to 8-7 but that would be the final score.