Thursday, March 30, 2017

New York Yankees defeated the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday afternoon.  The game took place at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium in Dunedin, Florida and the final score was 3-1.  Jordan Montgomery started for the Yankees and he pitched well.  Aaron Judge had two hits to lead the offense. 

Montgomery pitched five innings giving up six hits and a run with a walk and four strikeouts.  Montgomery won his first game of the spring.  Ben Heller pitched two innings giving up two hits and a walk with a strikeout, Chasen Shreve pitched an inning giving up two hits and he struck out one and J.R. Graham pitched a perfect inning. 

Brett Gardner had a hit and an RBI, Trey Amburgey had a hit and Chase Headley drew a walk.  Starlin Castro had a hit, Rob Refsnyder had a hit and Aaron Hicks drew a walk.  Judge had two hits and an RBI, Austin Romine had a hit and an RBI and Ronald Torreyes had a hit.  Francisco Diaz had a hit, Torreyes hit a double and Castro hit a triple.  The Yankees were 3-10 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base.  Hicks had a stolen base and Judge had a stolen base. 

In the second Judge hit an RBI single giving the Yankees a 1-0 lead.  In the fourth Gregorio Petit hit an RBI single to tie the game at one.  In the fifth Romine hit an RBI single to give the Yankees a 2-1 lead and Gardner hit an RBI single to extend the lead to 3-1.  That would be the final score. 

The Yankees have two exhibition games left with only one left in Florida on Thursday afternoon.  They will fly up to Atlanta on Friday to play the Braves in their new stadium on Friday night and then open the season on Sunday afternoon in Tampa against the Rays. 

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