McCann’s bloop single caps walk-off and sweep in 3-2 win over Reds

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The game originally started as a pitchers duel between Johnny Cueto and Hiroki Kuroda. The game ended in a battle of the bullpen fashion and Brian McCann outsmarting Aroldis Chapman along with the Cincinnati Reds outfield in a 3-2 win victory and series sweep at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York.

The Yankees got on the board in the bottom of the 5th inning when Derek Jeter singled on a line drive, driving in Kelly Johnson. One batter later, Jacoby Ellsbury hit an RBI single, plating Brett Gardner for a 2-1 lead. Let’s fast forward to the 9th inning with the game tied at two. Jacoby Ellsbury singled to left field of ¬†Aroldis Chapman, advanced to second on a steal and went to third on a wild pitch. After a Mark Teixeira strike out, Brian McCann popped a ball up into short right field, but the ball was lost in the sun, allowing it to drop and Ellsbury to score.

Hiroki Kuroda dominated the Reds, going 6.2 innings giving up one (unearned) run on three hits and striking out six. Dellin Betances followed, pitching 1.2 innings while giving up a run on three hits and striking out one and David Robertson pitched a scoreless ninth, earning the victory following the walk-off.

What’s Next?

— The Texas Rangers come to town to begin a four game set with the New York Yankees. The¬†Yankees will send Shane Greene, who has been impressive so far this season. First pitch is at 7:05 p.m. and the game will air on the YES Network.

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3 Responses to McCann’s bloop single caps walk-off and sweep in 3-2 win over Reds

  1. rdale says:

    Did the Reds say it was lost in the sun? Looks more like it was entirely misplayed and they all thought someone else had it.

    • olie says:

      Once again Ellsbury shows that he is far and away best player on Yankee Roster! 4 for 4 and steals a base when game on line .(unlike Gardner). He was a great signing and I still don't understand how Red Sox let him get away!

  2. Michael R says:

    I too have always thought Ellsbury to be a heck of a player and a great acquisition. He looks a lot better in pinstripes.