Monday, March 20, 2017

New York Yankees defeat the Houston Astros

The New York Yankees defeated the Houston Astros on Sunday afternoon.  The game took place at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches in West Palm Beach, Florida and the final score was 6-4.  Adam Warren started for the Yankees and pitched well, Luis Severino did not out of the bullpen.  Clint Frazier and Chase Headley each had two hits to lead the offense. 

Warren pitched 3 2/3 innings giving up four hits and a run with a walk and a strikeout.  Ben Heller pitched to one batter and retired him, Severino pitched 3 1/3 innings giving up six hits and three runs with two walks and two strikeouts and Giovanny Gallegos pitched an inning giving up a hit and a walk and he won the game.  Jason Gurka pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a walk and he struck out two and picked up his second save of the spring. 

Brett Gardner had a hit, Frazier had two hits and Aaron Hicks had a hit.  Ji-Man Choi drew a walk, Matt Holliday drew a walk and Rob Refsnyder had a hit and drew a walk.  Headley had two hits and two RBI, Donovan Solano drew a walk and Aaron Judge had a hit.  Billy McKinney drew a walk, Ronald Torreyes had a hit and drew a walk and Gleyber Torres had a hit.  Kyle Higashioka had a hit, Headley hit a double and the Yankees were 2-11 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base.  Headley, Torreyes, Frazier and Solano each had a stolen base. 

Castillo and Frazier each committed an error and Judge and Hicks each had an outfield assist. 

In the first Headley hit a two-run double to give the Yankees a 2-0 lead.  In the second Colin Moran hit a sac fly to cut the lead to 2-1.  In the sixth Headley stole home to give the Yankees a 3-1 lead.  In the bottom of the sixth Yulieski Gurriel hit an RBI single to cut the lead to 3-2 and Moran hit an RBI single to tie the game at three.  In the bottom of the eighth J.D. Davis hit a sac fly to give the Astros a 4-3 lead.  In the ninth a wild pitch scored two runs and gave the Yankees a 5-4 lead.  A stolen base and throwing error led to another run in the ninth to give the Yankees a 6-4 lead and that would be the final score. 

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