Thursday, May 20, 2021

New York Yankees defeat the Texas Rangers


The New York Yankees defeated the Texas Rangers on Tuesday night.  The game took place at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas and the final score was 7-4.  Jameson Taillon started for the Yankees and he pitched ok.  The bullpen was good and Aaron Judge, Roughned Odor, Miguel Andujar and Mike Ford each had two hits. 

Taillon pitched 4 1/3 innings giving up six hits and four runs.  He walked two and struck out three.  Wandy Peralta earned his third win of the season pitching an inning with a walk and a strikeout, Jonathan Loaisiga pitched 1 2/3 innings with a strikeout and Chad Green pitched a perfect inning.  Aroldis Chapman picked up his tenth save of the season.  He pitched an inning giving up a hit and striking out the side. 

Mike Foltynewicz started for the Rangers and he pitched 3 2/3 innings giving up seven hits and five runs.  He walked one and struck out one and lost his fourth game of the season.  Kolby Allard pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up three hits and a run with a walk and a strikeout, Hunter Wood pitched 1 2/3 perfect innings with two strikeouts and Brett de Geus pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up three hits and a run with a walk and a strikeout.  Brett Martin pitched 2/3 of an inning with a strikeout. 

DJ LeMahieu had a hit and three RBI, Brett Gardner had a hit and drew a walk and Judge had two hits.  Gio Urshela had a hit and two RBI, Odor had two hits and Gary Sanchez had a hit and an RBI.  Kyle Higashioka had a hit, Andujar had two hits and an RBI and Ford had two hits and drew a walk.  Ryan LaMarre drew a walk, Urshela, Sanchez, LeMahieu and Odor each hit a double.  The Yankees were 4-13 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base. 

Willie Calhoun had a hit, Nick Solak had two hits and two RBI and Nate Lowe drew two walks.  Joey Gallo drew a walk, Adolis Garcia had a hit and two RBI and David Dahl had a hit.  Andy Ibanez had a hit, Jonah Heim had a hit and Calhoun, Heim and Ibanez each hit a double.  Solak hit a homerun and the Rangers were 2-8 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base.  Garcia had a stolen base. 

In the third Solak hit an RBI single, Garcia hit a two-run single and it was 3-0 Rangers.  In the fourth Urshela hit an RBI double, Sanchez hit an RBI double, Andujar hit an RBI single and LeMahieu hit a two-run double giving the Yankees a 5-3 lead.  In the bottom of the fifth Solak hit a solo homerun cutting the lead to 5-4.  In the sixth LeMahieu hit a sac fly to push the Yankees lead to 6-4 and in the ninth Urshela hit an RBI groundout extending the lead to 7-4 and that would be the final score. 

The two teams will play game three of four on Wednesday night with each team having one a game. 

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