Chris Capuano didn’t last very long in the game, but the Yankees offense and the bullpen were able to pick Capuano up, scoring eight unanswered runs in an 8-5 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York.
The Yankees got on the board in the bottom of the first on a solo shot by Brian McCann. In the bottom of the third, McCann hit a two-run double, scoring Chris Young and Jacoby Ellsbury. Young added to the offense in the bottom of the fourth on a solo-home run of his own. In the fifth Mark Teixeira tripled and Chase Headley hit a line drive and in the ninth Ichiro Suzuki hit a RBI double followed by a Chris Young RBI single.
Capuano was only able to retire one batter, giving up four runs on four hits with one strikeout. Chase Whitley pitched 2.2 innings, Preston Claiborne pitched two innings (recording the win in the process), Adam Warren pitched 1.2 innings, Dellin Betances pitched 1.1 innings and Esmil Rogers pitched an inning, giving up a solo-home run to Evan Longoria.
— Tomorrow, the Yankees come back to the stadium where they will attempt to take the final game and the series from the Rays. Michael Pineda will make the start for the Yankees and Alex Cobb will make the ..read more