Saturday, March 25, 2017

The New York Yankees defeated the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday afternoon.  The game took place at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida and the final score was 3-2.  CC Sabathia started for the Yankees and he was ok and Luis Severino was very good.  The Yankees offense had nine hits but no player had more than a hit. 

Sabathia pitched 5 1/3 innings giving up nine hits and two runs with a walk and a strikeout.  Dellin Betances pitched to two batters retiring them both and Severino picked up his second win of the spring pitching three innings and striking out five. 

Brett Gardner had a hit and an RBI, Matt Holliday had a hit and Abiaal Avelino had a hit.  Chris Carter had a hit, Wilken Castillo had a hit and an RBI and Aaron Hicks had a hit and drew a walk.  Aaron Judge had a hit, Trey Amburgey had a hit and an RBI and Ruben Tejada had a hit.  Carter, Tejada and Castillo each hit a double.  The Yankees were 2-9 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.  Sanchez had a passed ball and Judge an outfield assist. 

In the second Freddy Galvis hit a two-run single to give the Phillies a 2-0 lead.  In the third Gardner hit an RBI single to cut the lead to 2-1.  In the ninth Castillo hit an RBI double to tie the game at two and Amburgey hit an RBI single to give the Yankees a 3-2 walk-off win. 

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