Yankees Recap: Drew’s Slam Sets Up Yankees Victory
A win is a win any way you slice it. For the New York Yankees, they won in a way they used to win with. Power. Power on the mound starting and finishing the game and power bats. The Yankees managed to squeeze out their second win in a row as they beat the Baltimore Orioles 6-5.
Wei-Yin Chen got the start and Chris Young put the Yankees on the board in the second with his second homer of the year. Michael Pineda gave it right back when Adam Jones singled and two batters later, Manny Machado and Johnathan Schoop hit back to back doubles.
Mark Teixeira tied it up in the fourth with his third homer of the season. His third homer last season was April 29th. A good sign for Tex.
The game remained tied until the bottom of the sixth when Jones hit a two run bomb to center, his third of the year.
The game turned off Tommy Hunter in the seventh.
Young, John Ryan Murphy and Jacoby Ellsbury reached and loaded the bases. Brett Gardner left the game after being hit on the wrist in the first. X-Rays were taken and they are negative.
Stephen Drew came up to hit after Garrett Jones had already hit for Gregorio Petit. Wouldn’t you know it? A grand slam gave the Yanks a two run lead.
The bottom half of the inning got close. Machado and Everth Cabrera singled. Dellin Betances relieved Pineda and the command that he had in 2014 just hasn’t been there in 2015. Caleb Joseph singled to load the bases. Alejandro De Aza grounded into a fielder’s choice at second and Teixeira made a great play on Didi Gregorius‘ throw to keep it in play. After a walk, Betances would get a strikeout to end the inning.
Andrew Miller would get a five out save to wrap it up.
Game two of the series is tomorrow night at 7:05. CC Sabathia faces Miguel Gonzalez.