Tuesday, March 7, 2017

The New York Yankees defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday afternoon.  The game took place at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida and the final score was 3-2.  Masahiro Tanaka started for the Yankees and he pitched well.  Aroldis Chapman and Tyler Clippard also pitched well.  Matt Holliday and Pete Kozma each had two hits to lead the offense. 

Tanaka pitched three innings giving up three hits and no runs.  He walked none and struck out four.  Tommy Layne pitched an inning giving up a hit, Chapman pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout and Clippard pitched an inning giving up a hit and he struck out one.  Chance Adams pitched an inning giving up a hit and a run with two walks and a strikeout.  Adams got the win and Luis Cessa the save as he pitched two innings giving up two hits and an unearned run with two strikeouts. 

Donovan Solano drew a walk, Holliday had two hits and Chris Carter had a hit.  Gary Sanchez had a hit, Aaron Judge drew a walk and Clint Frazier had a hit.  Kozma had two hits and an RBI, Gleyber Torres had a hit and Holliday hit two doubles and Torres a triple.  The Yankees were 2-11 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base.  Kozma and Fowler each committed an error.
In the fourth A wild pitch scored a run to give the Yankees a 1-0 lead.  In the seventh Barrett Barnes hit an RBI single to tie the game at one.  In the seventh a wild pitch scored another run and gave the Yankees a 2-1 lead.  Kozma hit an RBI single in the eighth and it was 3-1 Yankees.  In the ninth Christian Kelley hit a sac fly to cut the lead to 3-2 and that was the final score. 

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