The New York Yankees were defeated by the Atlanta Braves on Sunday afternoon. The game took place at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida and the final score was 10-2. CC Sabathia started for the Yankees and he wasn’t very good but the defense also didn’t help him. Austin Romine and Jorge Mateo lead the offense by each hitting a homerun.
Sabathia pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up six hits and six runs with four of them being earned. He walked one and struck out one and took the loss. Ben Heller pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up a hit, Aroldis Chapman pitched an inning with a walk and Chasen Shreve pitched an inning giving up a hit. Daniel Camarena pitched two innings giving up two hits and an unearned run with a strikeout, Domingo German pitched two innings giving up a hit and a walk with three strikeouts and Yefry Ramirez pitched an inning giving up three hits and three unearned runs with a strikeout.
Starlin Castro had a hit, Greg Bird drew a walk and Romine had a hit and an RBI. Kyle Higashioka had a hit, Aaron Hicks drew a walk and Mateo had a hit and an RBI. Higashioka hit a double and Romine and Mateo each hit a homerun. The Yankees were 0-2 with runners in scoring position and left three men on base. Castro and Andujar each committed an error and Torreyes committed three errors.
In the first Nick Markakis hit an RBI single to give the Braves a 1-0 lead. Matt Kemp hit an RBI single to to extend the lead to 2-0. Kurt Suzuki hit a two-run double, Balbino Fuenmayor hit a sac fly and Sean Kazmar hit an RBI double to make it 6-0 all in the first inning. In the fifth Romine hit a solo homerun to cut the lead to 6-1. In the sixth Colin Walsh hit a sac fly and the score was 7-1 Braves. In the sixth Mateo hit a solo homerun to cut the lead to 7-2. In the ninth Kazmar reached on a throwing error and a run scored to make it 8-2. Ronald Acuna hit a two run triple to push the lead to 10-2 and that would be the final score.