Sunday, May 6, 2018

New York Yankees defeat the Houston Astros and win the series

The New York Yankees defeated the Houston Astros on Thursday afternoon.  The game took place at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas and the final score was 6-5.  Masahiro Tanaka started for the Yankees and he pitched well, Chad Green out of the bullpen struggled a little bit.  Didi Gregorius and Miguel Andujar led the offense with two hits each. 

Tanaka pitched six innings giving up five hits and three runs with no walks and five strikeouts.  Green pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up three hits and two runs with one of them being earned.  He struck out one batter, Chasen Shreve pitched 2/3 of an inning and retired both batters and picked up the win.  Aroldis Chapman saved his seventh game of the season pitching an inning and striking out the side, he did give up a hit. 

Lance McCullers Jr. pitched seven innings giving up five hits and three runs.  He walked three and struck out five.  Chris Devenski pitched a perfect inning with three strikeouts, Will Harris took his second loss of the season giving up two hits and three runs with a walk and didn’t record an out and Brad Peacock pitched an inning giving up a hit and he struck out one. 

Aaron Judge had an RBI, Gregorius had two hits and Giancarlo Stanton drew a walk.  Gary Sanchez drew two walks, Neil Walker had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk and Andujar had two hits.  Ronald Torreyes had a hit and an RBI, Aaron Hicks had a hit and Gleyber Torres had a hit and three RBI.  Gregorius hit a double and the Yankees were 5-11 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.  Sanchez had a passed ball. 

George Springer had a hit and an RBI, Carlos Correa had a hit and an RBI and Yuri Gurriel had a hit.  Josh Reddick had a hit, Alex Bregman had a hit and Marwin Gonzalez had a hit and an RBI.  Brian McCann had two hits and an RBI, Jake Marisnick had a hit and Correa hit a homerun.  The Astros were 2-7 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base. 

IN the second Torreyes hit an RBI single, Torres hit a sac fly and it was 2-0 Yankees.  In the third Walker hit an RBI single to extend the lead to 3-0.  In the seventh Gonzalez hit an RBI single to cut the lead to 3-1.  McCann hit an RBI single to make it a 3-2 game and a passed ball tied the game at three.  Springer hit an RBI ground out to give Houston a 4-3 lead.  In the eighth Correa hit a solo homerun to push the lead to 5-3.  In the ninth Torres hit a two-run single to tie the game at five.  Judge hit an RBI ground out and the Yankees took a 6-5 lead and that would be the final score.  The Yankees won three out of four in the series and will now head home to start a three-game series with the Cleveland Indians on Friday night.   

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