Friday, June 2, 2017

Yankees pound the Blue Jays in Toronto

The New York Yankees defeated the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday night.  The game took place at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Canada and the final score was 12-2.  CC Sabathia started for the Yankees and he pitched well.  Gary Sanchez hit a couple of homeruns to lead the offense. 

Sabathia pitched 6 1/3 innings giving up five hits and a run with no walks and seven strikeouts.  Sabathia won his sixth game of the season.  Chad Green pitched 2 2/3 innings giving up two hits and a run with two strikeouts. 

Marco Estrada started for the Blue Jays and he pitched 3 2/3 innings giving up nine hits and seven runs with two walks and four strikeouts.  Estrada lost his third game of the season.  Leonel Campos pitched three innings giving up two hits and two unearned runs with a walk and four strikeouts, J.P. Howell pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up three hits and three runs with three strikeouts and Ryan Tepera pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit. 

Brett Gardner had two hits, Sanchez had two hits and three RBI and Aaron Judge had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk.  Matt Holliday had three hits, Starlin Castro drew a walk and Didi Gregorius had a hit.  Aaron Hicks had four hits and six RBI, Chase Headley had two hits and two RBI and Chris Carter drew a walk.  Gardner hit a double and Hicks hit three doubles and Sanchez hit two homeruns.  The Yankees were 5-8 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base. 

Josh Donaldson had a hit, Kendrys Morales had two hits and an RBI and Justin Smoak had two hits.  Ezequiel Carrera had a hit and an RBI, Luke Maile had a hit and Josh Donaldson hit a double.  Morales and Carrera each hit a homerun and the Jays were 0-4 with runners in scoring position and left three men on base.  Barney committed an error. 

In the first Judge hit an RBI single, Hicks hit a three-run double and it was 4-0 Yankees.  In the second Sanchez hit a solo homerun to push the lead to 5-0.  In the fourth Sanchez hit a two-run homerun and it was 7-0 Yankees.  In the seventh Hicks hit an RBI double to extend the lead to 8-0.  Headley hit an RBI single to make it 9-0.  In the seventh Morales hit a solo homerun to cut the lead to 9-1 and Carrera hit a solo homerun in the eighth to make it 9-2.  In the ninth Hicks hit a two run double to make it 11-2 and Headley hit an RBI single to make it 12-2 and that would be the final score. 

The two teams will play game two of four on Friday night.   

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