Wednesday, August 28, 2019

The New York Yankees defeat the Los Angeles Dodgers and take series

The New York Yankees defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday night.  The game took place at .  Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California and the final score was 5-1.  Domingo German started for the Yankees and he pitched well.  The Yankees bullpen also pitched well and DJ LeMahieu and Mike Ford each had two hits. 

German won his major league leading 17th game of the season.  He pitched six innings giving up five hits and a run with two walks and five strikeouts.  Adam Ottavino pitched 2/3 of an inning with two strikeouts, Tommy Khanle pitched to one batter and struck him out and Zack Britton pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout.  Aroldis Chapman pitched an inning giving up a walk and he struck out three. 

Clayton Kershaw pitched seven innings giving up four hits and three runs with 12 strikeouts.  He lost his third game of the season.  Pedro Baez pitched an inning giving up two hits and a run with a walk and Adam Kolarek pitched an inning giving up two hits and an unearned run. 

LeMahieu had two hits and a run RBI, Aaron Judge had a hit and an RBI and Ford had two hits and two RBI.  Gleyber Torres drew a walk, Brett Gardner had a hit and Gio Urshela had a hit and an RBI.  Mike Tauchman had a hit, Ford hit a double and LeMahieu, Judge and Ford each hit a homerun.  The Yankees were 1-4 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base.  Tauchman had a stolen base. 

Joc Pederson had a hit and an RBI, Max Muncy had a hit and drew a walk and Justin Turner had a hit.  Cody Bellinger drew a walk, Corey Seager drew a walk and Chris Taylor had a hit.  Austin Barnes had a hit, Muncy, Barnes and Taylor each hit a double.  Pederson hit a homerun and the Dodgers were 0-7 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base.  Pederson was caught stealing and Barnes and Kolarek each committed an error. 

In the first LeMahieu hit a solo homerun to give the Yankees a 1-0 lead.  In the bottom of the first Pederson hit a solo homerun tying the game at one.  In the third Judge hit a solo homerun to give the Yankees a 2-1 lead.  In the sixth Ford hit a solo homerun to push the Yankees lead to 3-1.  In the eighth Ford hit an RBI double making it 4-1 and in the ninth Urshela hit an RBI single to extend the Yankees lead to 5-1 and that would be the final score. 

The Yankees took two out of three to win the series and will head to Seattle for a three-game series that begins on Monday night. 

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