Thursday, March 16, 2017

The New York Yankees fall to the Tampa Bay Rays

The New York Yankees were defeated by the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday.  The game took place at Charlotte Sports Park in Port Charlotte, Florida and the final score was 10-6.  Luis Severino started for the Yankees and he pitched well.  Greg Bird had two hits to lead the Yankees offense. 

Severino pitched three innings giving up two hits and a run with a walk and four strikeouts.  Jon Niese pitched an inning giving up a run and a walk with two strikeouts, Johnny Barbato took the loss pitching 2/3 of an inning giving up four hits and five runs with two walks and two strikeouts and Dietrich Enns pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up two hits and three runs with four walks and a strikeout.  Jonathan Holder pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up a hit and he struck out one and Jason Gurka pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout. 

Ronald Torreyes had a hit and an RBI, Gary Sanchez had a hit and an RBI and Kyle Higashioka drew a walk.  Bird had two hits, Ji-Man Choi had a hit and drew a walk and Chase Headley drew two walks.  Miguel Andujar had a hit and an RBI, Aaron Judge drew a walk and Clint Frazier had a hit.  Tyler Wade had a hit, Gleyber Torres had two hits and three RBI and Torres and Bird each hit a double.  Bird hit a triple and Sanchez and Torres each hit a homerun.  The Yankees were 5-13 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base.  Frazier and Sanchez each had a stolen base and Torres and Frazier each committed an error.  Sanchez had a passed ball. 

In the first Sanchez hit a solo homerun to give the Yankees a 1-0 lead.  In the second Torres hit an RBI double to extend the Yankees lead to 2-0.  Torreyes hit an RBI single to push the lead to 3-0 and in the bottom of the second Rickie Weeks Jr. hit a solo homerun to cut the lead to 3-1.  In the fifth Dayron Varona hit a two-run homerun to tie the game at three.  Weeks Jr. hit a two-run double in the fifth to give the Rays a 5-3 lead.  Tim Beckham drew an RBI walk to push the Rays lead to 6-3.  Varona drew an RBI walk and it was 7-3 Rays.  In the sixth Torres hit a two-run homerun to cut the lead to 7-5.  In the bottom of the sixth Michael McKenry drew an RBI walk to extend the Rays lead to 8-5.  Willy Adames hit a two-run single to make it 10-5 Rays.  In the ninth Andujar hit an RBI single and cut the lead to 10-6 which was the final score. 

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