Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Roberts' home run, Kuroda's strong start lead Yankees past Angels, 4-3

Hiroki Kuroda gave up just 1 earned run in 7.2 innings and David Robertson collected his fifth save of the year last night as the Yankees beat the Angels in exciting fashion, 4-3. In this outing, Kuroda really was fun to watch, striking out 8 before leaving with an unfair No Decision. 

Anyway, the Bombers offense struggled in yesterday's first three innings, but in the top of the fourth they suddenly got hot, collecting three straight hits to start the frame including an RBI Single from Brian Roberts. After that, the Yanks would scratch on another to tie the game at 2, as Jacoby Ellsbury softly hit into a double play.

In the top of the eighth, the Yanks would take their first lead thanks to an Alfonso Soriano Single, which didn't last long, as the Angels tied the contest in their very next at-bat. However, the Pinstripes did re-take the lead in the ninth, when Roberts took Ernesto Fieri deep to right for his first home run as a Yankee. 

Besides those guys, Carlos Beltran and Derek Jeter also played pretty well in this contest, going for 1-for-3 with a walk and a run and 1-for-2 with a walk respectively. 

No comments:

Post a Comment

Sorry for the Capatcha... Blame the Russians :)