Yankees Game Recap: Offense Starts Fast And Holds On For Victory


Jacoby Ellsbury and Brett Gardner‘s offense at the top of the lineup have been a huge key to help getting the Yankees off to the start that they have this year. There have been more than a few games where those two guys have kick-started the offense.

Ellsbury singled and Gardner doubled off Miguel Gonzalez. Alex Rodriguez drove in Ellsbury and moved Gardner to third with a sac fly. Two batters later, Brian McCann made it 3-0 with his third homer of the year.

Ellsbury and Gardner started the rally again in the third with a walk and a single. After getting two outs, McCann was walked intentionally to pitch to Carlos Beltran. Bad move. Beltran drove in two runs with a double, but McCann would be thrown out to end the inning. 

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Adam Warren was cruising until the fifth. He walked Ryan Flaherty and J.J. Hardy. Manny Machado drove in a run with a single and three batters later, Delmon Young drove in a run with a groundout. With two on and two out, Justin Wilson was called upon and he struck out Chris Davis.

Wilson would get two more outs to start the sixth, but he would walk Flaherty and hit Hardy. Chris Martin entered and after a walk, Jimmy Paredes would drive in two with a single.

The bullpen would lock it down from there only giving up a single the rest of the way.

Wei-Yin Chen and Chase Whitley will duel at 1:05 tomorrow.

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