Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The New York Yankees take the series from the Baltimore Orioles behind a dominant Michael Pineda

The New York Yankees defeated the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday afternoon.  The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York and the final score was 6-2.  Michael Pineda started and dominated.  Carlos Beltran and Didi Gregorius each had two hits. 

Pineda pitched seven innings giving up six hits and a run, he walked none and struck out sixteen batters.  He also won his fifth game of the season, Esmil Rogers pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up two hits and a run and Dellin Betances pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up two strikeouts. 

Bud Norris pitched 3 1/3 innings giving up six hits and four runs with three walks and two strikeouts.  Norris lost his fourth game of the season.  Brian Matusz pitched 2 1/3 innings giving up a hit and a run with a walk and a strikeout and Jason Garcia pitched 2 1/3 innings giving up a hit and a run with four walks and two strikeouts.   

Jacoby Ellsbury had a hit and two RBI, Brett Gardner had a hit and Alex Rodriguez drew a walk.  Mark Teixeira drew a walk, Brian McCann had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk and Carlos Beltran had two hits, an RBI and drew two walks.  Chase Headley drew a walk, Stephen Drew had a hit and drew two walks and Gregorius had two hits and two RBI.  Ellsbury and Gregorius each hit a double, Beltran and McCann each hit a homerun.  The Yankees were 3-8 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base.  Gardner had a stolen base and was also caught stealing. 

Manny Machado had a hit, Jimmy Paredes had two hits and Adam Jones had two hits and an RBI.  Delmon Young had a hit, J.J. Hardy had two hits and an RBI and Jones, Young and Paredes each hit a double.  Hardy hit a homerun and the Orioles were 1-5 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.  Jones had an outfield assist. 

Hardy hit a solo homerun in the second inning to give the Orioles a 1-0 lead.  In the fourth Beltran hit a solo homerun, Gregorius hit an RBI single and Ellsbury hit a two run double to give them a 4-1 lead.  McCann hit a solo homerun in the fifth to extend their lead to 5-1.  In the seventh Gregorius hit an RBI double and then Jones hit an RBI single in the eighth to complete the scoring. 

The Yankees will begin a nine game, ten day road trip on Monday in Tampa Bay. 

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