Wednesday, May 24, 2017

New York Yankees win behind a strong Luis Severino

The New York Yankees defeated the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday night.  The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York and the final score was 3-0.  Luis Severino started for the Yankees and he was great.  Didi Gregorius led the offense with two hits. 

Severino pitched eight shutout innings giving up four hits and a walk with seven strikeouts.  Severino won his third game of the season and Dellin Betances saved his fourth game of the season pitching a perfect inning with three strikeouts. 

Jason Hammel pitched six innings giving up six hits and three runs with two walks and seven strikeouts.  Hammel lost his sixth game of the season.  Matt Strahm pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and Peter Moylan pitched 1 1/3 perfect innings with a strikeout. 

Brett Gardner had a hit and an RBI, Gary Sanchez had a hit and Matt Holliday had a hit and an RBI.  Aaron Judge had a hit and drew a walk, Aaron Hicks had a hit and Gregorius had two hits and an RBI.  Chris Carter drew a walk, Hicks and Gregorius each hit a double.  Gregorius hit a homerun and the Yankees were 1-3 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.  Sanchez had a stolen base. 

Alcides Escobar had a hit, Eric Hosmer drew a walk and Brandon Moss had a hit.  Whit Merrifield had a hit, Alex Gordon had a hit and Moss hit a double.  The Royals were 0-1 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base.  Perez committed an error. 

In the third Gregorius hit a solo homerun giving the Yankees a 1-0 lead.  In the sixth Holliday hit a sac fly to extend the lead to 2-0 and in the seventh Gardner hit an RBI single to push the lead to 3-0 which would be the final score. 
The Yankees have won two out of three games and the series finale will be on Thursday aftern

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