Saturday, March 18, 2017

New York Yankees defeat the Detroit Tigers and record a no hitter

The New York Yankees defeated the Detroit Tigers on Friday afternoon.  The game took place at Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland, Florida and the final score was 3-0 and the Yankees also had a combined no hitter.  Masahiro Tanaka started and Chasen Shreve and Jordan Montgomery finished it.  The Yankees offense had seven hits but no one had more than a hit. 

Tanaka pitched 4 1/3 innings giving up no hits or runs and two walks with six strikeouts.  Shreve retired the two batters that he faced with a strikeout and Montgomery pitched four perfect innings with a couple of strikeouts. 

Jacoby Ellsbury had a hit, Tyler Wade had a hit and Gary Sanchez drew a walk.  Matt Holliday had a hit, Wilken Castillo had a hit and Greg Bird drew two walks.  Chase Headley had a hit and an RBI, Rob Refsnyder had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk and Ronald Torreyes had a hit and an RBI.  Gleyber Torres drew a walk, Holliday, Headley, Refsnyder and Wade each hit a double and the Yankees were 4-16 with runners in scoring position and left 11 men on base.  Wade had a stolen base and Torres committed an error. 

In the fourth Headley hit an RBI double, Refsnyder hit an RBI double and Torreyes an RBI single to make it 3-0 Yankees and that was all they needed.   

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