Thursday, April 13, 2017

New York Yankees complete the sweep with win over the Tampa Bay Rays

The New York Yankees defeated the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday night.  The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York and the final score was 3-2.  Luis Severino started for the Yankees and he pitched wonderfully.  Aaron Hicks provided the offense with two homeruns. 

Severino pitched seven innings giving up two runs on five hits.  He walked one and struck out 11 and earned his first victory of the season and first since Sept of 2015.  Dellin Betances got himself into trouble but then out of it pitching an inning and giving up a hit and a walk with two strikeouts and Aroldis Chapman pitched an inning giving up a hit and he struck out two and earned his second save of the season. 

Matt Andriese pitched six innings giving up five hits and a run with three walks and five strikeouts.  Erasmo Ramirez pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up a hit and a run, Xavier Cedeno lost his first game of the season pitching 1/3 of an inning giving up a hit and a run and Tommy Hunter pitched to one batter and retired him.  Danny Farquhar pitched an inning giving up two walks and he struck out two. 

Jacoby Ellsbury drew a walk, Hicks had two hits, three RBI and drew a walk and Matt Holliday drew a walk.  Starlin Castro had a hit and drew a walk, Chase Headley had a hit and Aaron Judge drew a walk.  Austin Romine had a couple of hits, Ronald Torreyes had a hit and Romine and Castro each hit a double.  Hicks hit two homeruns and the Yankees were 0-8 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base.  Judge was picked off and Ellsbury had an outfield assist.

Corey Dickerson had two hits, Evan Longori had a hit and Logan Morrison had a hit and drew a walk.  Mallex Smith had a hit, Peter Bourjos had a hit and an RBI and Jesus Sucre had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk.  Bourjos hit a homerun and the Rays were 1-4 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.  Sucre had a pickoff. 

In the first Hicks hit a solo homerun to give the Yankees a 1-0 lead.  In the second Sucre hit an RBI single to tie the game at one.  Bourjos hit a solo homerun in the fifth to give the Rays a 2-1 lead.  In the seventh Hicks hit a two-run homerun to give the Yankees a 3-2 lead and that would be the final score. 

The Yankees swept the three-game series from the Rays and will begin a three game series with the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday night.   

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