Sunday, April 20, 2014

Yankees beat Rays 5-1 in Teixeira's return

Replacement starter Vidal Nuno threw 5 shutout innings and Preston Claiborne got the W with 2 more frames of scoreless relief today as the Yankees earned a split in this 4-game series with a twelve-inning win over the Rays, 5-1. In this contest, Nuno dominated through 9 outs, giving up no hits and just one base runner, but after that he started to struggle, giving up 3 hits and a walk before limping out of the outing okay. 

Anyway, the Bombers offense was overall bad this afternoon, collecting just 1 run (Gardner - RBI Double) through their first 11 at-bats, but in the top of the twelfth that all changed, as the bats circled the bases four times thanks to a bases-loaded walk from Dean Anna, a 2-run Single from Carlos Beltran, and another bloop RBI Single from Alfonso Soriano. Before Anna came up, the Rays actually intentionally walked the 0-for-5 Jacoby Ellsbury, a mistake that obviously proved to be costly.

Besides those guys, David Phelps, Adam Warren, and Shawn Kelley also contributed to this victory, tossing 1.1, 1.2, and 2 shutout innings of relief respectively. On the offensive end of things here, 1B Mark Teixeira finally came back from his hamstring injury, going 2-for-6 with a hard-hit sac fly. 

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