Thursday, May 8, 2014

Early offense leads Yankees to 9-2 rubber game win in Anaheim

Vidal Nuno pitched 6.1 innings of one-run ball and Derek Jeter hit his first home run of the season tonight as the Yankees beat the Angels in the rubber game of this three-game set, 9-2. In those 6.1 frames, Nuno was nearly unhittable, tossing five 1-2-3 innings while giving up just 4 hits to earn his first win of the season. 

Anyway, the Bombers offense scored most of their runs early in this one, as Mark Teixeira hit a 2-run double, Brian Roberts connected on a bloop RBI single, and the Angels committed two errors in the top of the first. After that, the Yanks crossed home one more time in the second on the before-mentioned home run by Jeter, followed by a three spot in the eighth when John Ryan Murphy singled home a pair and Carlos Beltran drove in another on the team's second sac fly of the night.

Besides those guys, the Pinstripes' speedy duo of Jacoby Ellsbury and Brett Gardner also played pretty well in this W, going 2-for-4 with a single run and 2-for-4 with two runs respectively. Nothing the experts will go too crazy about, but still definitely what the Yankees want from them. Their job isn't to hit home runs, just to get on base. 

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