Monday, April 17, 2017

New York Yankees defeat the St. Louis Cardinals to sweep the series

The New York Yankees defeated the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday night.  The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York and the final score was 9-3.  Michael Pineda started for the Yankees and he pitched well.  Greg Bird led the offense with three hits. 

Pineda pitched seven innings giving up six hits and two runs with a walk and six strikeouts.  Pineda won his second game of the season.  Dellin Betances pitched an inning giving up a hit and a walk with a strikeout and Bryan Mitchell pitched an inning giving up a hit and a run with a walk and a strikeout. 

Adam Wainright started for the Cardinals and pitched 4 2/3 innings giving up ten hits and four runs.  He walked two and struck out four and lost his third game of the season.  Matt Bowman pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up a walk and he struck out one, Kevin Siegrist pitched an inning walking two and Miguel Socolovich pitched giving up three hits and five runs with two walks.  Brett Cecil pitched a perfect inning. 

Aaron Hicks had two hits, two RBI and a walk, Starlin Castro had two hits and Jacoby Ellsbury drew a walk.  Chase Headley had two hits and drew two walks, Aaron Judge had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk and Bird had three hits, two RBI and drew a walk.  Austin Romine had two hits, two RBI and drew a walk, Ronald Torreyes had a hit and two RBI and Bird, Romine and Torreyes each hit a double and Judge hit a triple.  Bird and Hicks each hit a homerun and the Yankees were 4-7 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.  Hicks and Ellsbury were caught stealing and Ellsbury was picked off.  Torreyes committed an error. 

Dexter Fowler had a hit, Matt Carpenter had a hit and drew a walk and Stephen Piscotty had a hit and drew a walk.  Yadier Molina had a hit and an RBI, Eric Fryer had a hit and Jedd Gyorko had a hit and drew a walk.  Randal Grichuk had a hit and drew a walk, Greg Garcia had two hits and an RBI and Fryer hit a double and Molina hit a homerun.  The Cardinals were 1-8 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base.  Molina had a passed ball.  Siegrist had a pickoff. 

In the second Garcia hit an RBI single to give the Cardinals a 1-0 lead.  In the bottom of the second Judge hit an RBI triple to tie the game at one.  Bird hit a two-run homerun in the second to give the Yankees a 3-1 lead.  In the fifth Hicks hit a solo homerun to push the lead to 4-1.  In the seventh Molina hit a solo homerun to cut the lead to 4-2.  In the eighth Romine hit a two-run double to make it 6-2.  Torryeyes hit a two-run double and Hicks hit a sac fly and it was 9-2 Yankees.  In the ninth Grichuk reached on a force attempt and an error to cut the lead to 9-3 and that was the final score. 

The Yankees swept the three game series for the second straight series.  They have won seven straight games and the first six home games of the season. 

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