The New York Yankees defeated the Atlanta Braves Wednesday night. The game took place at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida and the final score was 8-7. Bryan Mitchell started for the Yankees and he pitched very well Dellin Betances pitched well in his first appearance of the spring. Jacoby Ellsbury, Starlin Castro and Austin Romine each had two hits.
Mitchell pitched three innings giving up not hits or runs with a walk and two strikeouts. Betances pitched an inning giving up a walk and striking out one, Jordan Montgomery pitched 2 1/3 innings giving up three hits and three runs with two of them being earned and he walked one and struck out two. J.P. Feyereisen pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up two hits and two runs, Travis Hissong pitched an inning giving up a hit and two runs with one of them being earned and he struck out two Daniel Camarena pitched an inning giving up a hit and a walk with a strikeout and he earned the save.
Brett Gardner had a hit, Tyler Wade had a hit and Ellsbury had two hits and an RBI. Dustin Fowler had a hit and an RBI, Castro had two hits and an RBI and Pete Kozma had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk. Matt Holliday had a hit and an RBI, Chase Headley had an RBI and Romine had two hits. Billy McKinney drew a walk, Aaron Judge had a hit and drew a walk and Ronald Torreyes had a hit and an RBI. Gleyber Torres had a hit, Ellsbury hit a double and Holliday, Romine and Kozma each hit a double also. The Yankees were 8-14 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base. Fowler had a stolen base and Castro committed an error. Donovan Solano committed two errors.
In the first Ellsbury hit a solo homerun to give the Yankees a 1-0 lead, in the third Castro hit an RBI single to make it 2-0. Holliday hit an RBI double and it was 3-0 Yankees still in the third. Headley hit a sac fly to extend the lead to 4-0. In the sixth Torreyes hit an RBI single to make it 5-0 Yankees. Fowler hit an RBI single to push the lead to 7-0 in the sixth and Kozma hit an RBI double to make it an 8-0 game. In the seventh Dustin Peterson reached on a force attempt error and a run scored to cut the lead to 8-1. Johan Camargo hit a three-run homerun to make it 8-4. Micah Johnson hit a solo homerun and the lead was cut to 8-5 Yankees.
Adam Walker hit a two run homerun to make it 8-7 and that would be the final score.