The runs keep piling on lately for the Yankees. After a bit of a slow start, the team that was predicted to have a great offense is starting to put it all together. Masahiro Tanaka was sharp in this one, giving up only one run in six innings to go along with nine strikeouts. Tanaka held the Angels to only two hits. The lone run for the Angels came on a solo home run by Zack Cozart in the 5th inning.
Bats on Fire
The Yankees put up 11 runs in this game. It was the fifth time the Yankees scored double digit runs in the month of April. Aaron Judge and Miguel Andujar both finished the game with three hits apiece as nine different Yankees managed to get on base.
Despite the high scoring game, the Yankees didn’t hit a home run. However, 6 of their 14 hits were for extra bases.
Yankees Pitchers Solid
Along with Tanaka, Chasen Shreve and A.J Cole were good in this one. Shreve struck out two batters in his inning, keeping his ERA below 1 through 11 innings pitched this season. Cole pitched two scoreless innings in relief of Shreve. Yankees pitchers struck out 12 batters while walking only 3.
Yankees Capitalize on Error
Garrett Richards started for the Angels. The right hander gave up 9 earned runs, but only 5 were earned. In the 1st inning an error by Zack Cozart allowed Giancarlo Stanton to reach base. Gary Sanchez made the Angels pay immediately by hitting a double to left field. Next, Aaron Hicks grounded out, scoring Stanton. Sanchez scored on a passed ball, and Andujar doubled followed that with a double that scored Neil Walker.
The big inning would be all the support that Tanaka and the Yankees would need. They piled on another five runs in the 2nd inning, chasing Richards after only 1 2/3 innings pitched.
The Yankees will send CC Sabathia to the mound to try winning their 9th game in a row. Tyler Skaggs will start for the Angels. Game time is 8:07pm EDT.