Saturday, May 13, 2017

New York Yankees lose to the Houston Astros as tying run gets thrown out at plate to end game

The New York Yankees were defeated by the Houston Astros on Thursday night.  The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York and the final score was 3-2.  Michael Pineda started for the Yankees and he pitched well.  The Yankees only had seven hits and no player had more than a hit. 

Pineda pitched 6 2/3 innings giving up six hits and three runs with a walk and seven strikeouts.  Pineda lost his second game of the season.  Adam Warren pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up a hit and two walks, Jonathan Holder pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up two hits and he struck out one and Chasen Shreve pitched to one batter and retired him. 

Dallas Keuchel won his sixth game of the season pitching six innings and giving up five hits and an unearned run.  He walked one and struck out nine.  Chris Devenski pitched two innings giving up two walks and four strikeouts and Ken Giles saved his tenth game of the season pitching an inning giving up two hits and a run with a walk and a strikeout. 

Jacoby Ellsbury had a hit and an RBI, Gary Sanchez had a hit and an RBI and Matt Holliday had a hit.  Starlin Castro had a hit, Aaron Judge drew a walk and Chase Headley had a hit.  Didi Gregorius had a hit, Aaron Hicks drew three walks and Chris Carter had a hit.   The Yankees were 1-9 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base.  Hicks, Judge and Ellsbury each had a stolen base. 

George Springer had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk, Josh Reddick had a hit and Jose Altuve had a hit.  Carlos Correa had two hits, two RBI and drew a walk, Brian McCann drew a walk and Alex Bregman had two hits.  Norichika Aoki had a hit, Jake Marisnick had a hit and Reddick, Bregman, Altuve and Aoki each hit a double.  Correa hit a homerun and the Astros were 2-11 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base.  Aoki and Marisnick each had a stolen base.  Gurriel and McCann each committed an error and Marisnick had an outfield assist. 

Correa hit a two-run homerun in the first to give the Astros a 2-0 lead.  In the fifth Springer hit an RBI single to push the lead to 3-0.  In the bottom of the fifth Ellsbury reached on a catcher interference and a run scored to make it a 3-1 game.  In the ninth Sanchez hit an RBI single to make it 3-2 and Ellsbury got thrown out at the plate to end the game.  3-2 was the final score and the two teams will play game two of four on Friday night. 

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