Friday, April 30, 2021

New York Yankees defeat the Baltimore Orioles behind strong pitching and some power


The New York Yankees defeated the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday night.  The game took place at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Maryland and the final score was 5-1.  Corey Kluber started for the Yankees and he pitched very well.  DJ LeMahieu, Giancarlo Stanton, Aaron Judge, Gleyber Torres and Kyle Higashioka each had two hits. 

Kluber pitched 6 2/3 innings giving up six hits and a run with two walks and five strikeouts.  He won his first game of the season.  Jonathan Loaisiga pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up a hit and a walk with three strikeouts and Lucas Luetge pitched a perfect inning. 

Bruce Zimmerman took his third loss of the season pitching 3 2/3 innings and giving up nine hits and four runs.  He walked one and struck out three.  Dillon Tate pitched 2 2/3 innings giving up three hits and a run with a strikeout, Cole Sulser pitched 1 1/3 innings with two strikeouts and Jay Flaa pitched 1 1/3 innings with two walks and a strikeout. 

LeMahieu had two hits and drew a walk, Stanton had two hits and an RBI and Judge had two hits, an RBI and drew a walk.  Gio Urshela had a hit and two RBI, Torres had two hits and Higashioka had two hits and an RBI.  Roughned Odor had a hit and drew a walk.  LeMahieu and Torres each hit a double and Judge, Higashioka and Stanton each hit a homerun.  The Yankees were 2-7 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base.  Torres was caught stealing. 

Cedric Mullins had a hit, Trey Mancini had a hit and drew a walk and DJ Stewart drew a walk.  Maikel Franco had two hits and an RBI, Austin Hays had a hit and drew a walk and Ryan Mountcastle had ah it.  Rio Ruiz had a hit, Mancini hit a double and the Orioles were 1-8 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base.  Hays had an outfield assist. 

In the first Urshela hit a sac fly to give the Yankees a 1-0 lead.  In the third Judge hit a solo homerun to push the Yankees lead to 2-0.  In the fourth Higashioka hit a solo homerun and it was 3-0 Yankees.  Urshela hit an RBI single to extend the lead to 4-0.  In the bottom of the fourth Franco hit an RBI single to cut the lead to 4-1.  In the seventh Stanton hit a solo homerun making it a 5-1 game and that would be the final score.  The two teams will play the third of four games on Wednesday night. 

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