Tuesday, May 22, 2012

The New York Yankees hold on and defeat the Kansasi City Royals 3-2

The New York Yankees defeated the Kansas City Royals by the score of 3-2 on Tuesday night. The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx,NY. Phil Hughes started for the Yankees and pitched well. The bullpen did a good job mixing and matching. Luke Hochevar pitched pretty well for the Royals. The Yankees didn’t have a lot of hits but scattered them and got a couple with runners in scoring position. 
Hughes pitched six innings giving up two runs on five hits. He walked two and struck out seven in earning his fourth win of the season. Cory Wade and Boone Logan pitched a scoreless seventh giving up a hit and striking out one and Cody Eppley and Clay Rapada pitched a perfect eighth inning. Rafael Soriano pitched the ninth giving up a hit but earning his third save. Hochevar for the Royals pitched 6 2/3 innings giving up six hits and three runs with three walks and eight strikeouts. He lost his fifth game of the season. Jose Mijares pitched 1 1/3 perfect innings.

Derek Jeter had a hit and an RBI, Curtis Granderson had an RBI and drew a walk and Robinson Cano had a hit, RBI and drew a walk. Alex Rodriguez had a hit, Raul Ibanez had a hit and Mark Teixeira had a hit. Russell Martin drew a walk and DeWayne Wise had a hit. Cano had a homerun and the Yankees were 2-7 with runners in scoring position and they left five men on base. Rodriguez had a stolen base.

Eric Hosmer had a hit and drew a walk, Jeff Francoeur had two hits and an RBI and Alex Gordon had a hit and drew a walk. Falu had a hit, Alcides Escobar had a hit and Quintero had a hit and an RBI. Quintero and Gordon each had a double. Francoeur hit a homerun and the Royals were 1-6 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base. Francoeur committed an error.

Quintero hit an RBI double in the third inning to give the Royals a 1-0 lead. Francoeur hit a solo homerun in the fourth to make it 2-0. In the bottom of the fourth Cano hit a solo homerun to cut the lead in half. The Yankees in the fifth broke out a little with runners in scoring position. Jeter had an RBI single and Granderson had an RBI groundout to give them a 3-2 lead. The Yankees would hold on and win by the score of 3-2.

The Yankees and Royals have split the first two games of this three game series. The rubber game will be on Wednesday night. The Yankees improved their record to 22-21 and the Royals record dropped to 17-25. The Yankees offense is still not there but maybe this will get them going. At times it just takes a couple of little things to relax you and get you going on a hot streak.

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