Monday, May 13, 2019

New York Yankees take series from the Tampa Bay Rays

The New York Yankees defeated the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday afternoon.  The game took place at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida and the final score was 7-1.  Masahiro Tanaka started for the Yankees and he pitched great.  DJ LeMahieu, Austin Romine and Mike Tauchman each had two hits to lead the offense. 

Tanaka pitched seven innings giving up five hits and a run with seven strikeouts.  He won his third game of the season.  Zack Britton pitched an inning giving up two hits and he struck out two and Chad Green pitched a perfect inning by striking out the side. 

Blake Snell pitched 5 2/3 innings giving up four hits and two runs with two walks and 12 strikeouts.  Snell lost his fourth game of the season.  Chaz Roe pitched 1 1/3 innings with a walk and two strikeouts, Ryne Stanek pitched an inning giving up a hit and a run with a walk and two strikeouts and Austin Pruitt pitched an inning giving up four hits and four runs with a walk and a strikeout. 

LeMahieu had two hits and an RBI, Luke Voit drew three walks and Gio Urshela had a hit and two RBI.  Clint Frazier drew a walk, Brett Gardner had a hit and an RBI and Cameron Maybin drew a walk.  Thairo Estrada had a hit and an RBI, Romine had two hits and Tauchman had two hits and an RBI.  Romine, Tauchman and Urshela each hit a double.  Estrada hit a homerun and the Yankees were 3-11 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base. 

Austin Meadows had two hits and an RBI, Tommy Pham had a hit and Ji-Man Choi had two hits.  Yandy Diaz had a hit, Avisail Garcia had a hit and Meadows hit a homerun.  The Rays were 0-3 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base. 

In the fifth Tauchman hit an RBI double and Lemhaieu hit an RBI single to give the Yankees a 2-0 lead.  In the sixth Meadows hit a solo homerun to cut the lead to 2-1.  In the eighth a wild pitch made it 3-1.  Estrada hit a solo homerun in the ninth, Urshela hit a two-run double and Gardner hit a sac fly to make it 7-1 and that was the final score. 

The Yankees won two out of three and will head home to take on the Baltimore Orioles in a three-game series.  They will play on Monday night. 

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