Sunday, April 27, 2014

Tanaka's 11 strikeouts, Teixeira's home run lead Yankees to 3-2 win over Angels

Masahiro Tanaka struck out 11 in a 6.1 inning, two-run performance and the bullpen duo of Adam Warren and David Robertson combined to finish the job tonight as the Yankees won the rubber game of this three-game set over the Angels, 3-2. After Tanaka left this one, the right-handed sophomore Warren came in and really did a great job, striking out two in a scoreless 1.2 frames to set new-Closer Robertson up for his second save in as many days.

Anyway, the Bombers offense really struggled this evening against young Angels starter Garrett Richards, collecting just 2 runs and 3 hits threw 7 at-bats, but in the end, they still found a way to win thanks to a productive RBI Groundout from fourth-outfielder Ichiro Suzuki (his first of the season), a solo home run from Mark Teixeira, and a wild pitch in the bottom of the eighth. That groundout from #31, interestingly, came immediately after a double from 2B Brian Roberts, which helped get the eventually scored runner over to third. 

Besides those plays, a passed ball from LA Catcher Chris Ianetta also helped the Pinstripes win this game, as it set up the later go-ahead wild pitch. 

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