• Yankees down Tribe 5-1

    May 25, 2011 No comments

    Starter Adam Warren allowed just one run on three singles over eight innings, while first baseman Jorge Vasquez provided all the runs the Yankees would need with his International League leading 17th home run of the season in the first inning as Scranton/Wilkes-Barre gained the series split with a 5-1 victory over the Indianapolis Indians yesterday morning at PNC Field.

    Warren went eight innings, surrendering just three singles while striking out four. The Yankees’ right hander, who entered the contest with one of the highest walk totals in the IL, gave up just one walk on his way to his third victory of the season.

    Following Warren’s outstanding outing, Scranton reliever Amauri Sanit pitched a scoreless ninth to give the Yankees the victory.

    The Scranton offense plated two runs in the first to finish the series with eight of their 14 runs scored in either the first or second inning. Vasquez powered the Yankees out to the early lead as following a one out single by SS Ramiro Pena in the first, the right handed slugger belted a ball over the left field fence for his International League leading 17th home run.

    The Indians would cut the deficit in half with a single score in the fourth as CF Gorkys Hernadez led off with a base hit and came plateward on a sacrifice fly from 1B Matt Hague.

    However, Vasquez would give Scranton the two-run advantage back in the sixth, when he came home on a sacrifice fly by 3B Brandon Laird.

    Scranton would tack on two more scores to put the game well out of reach in the eighth as singles by Laird and 2B Kevin Russo plated DH Jesus Montero and Maxwell, who reached on base hits of their own earlier in the frame.

    Indians’ starter Sean Gallagher suffered the loss to fall to 1-7 after allowing three runs on five hits over six innings of work.

    The Tribe take a day off and will head to Pawtucket for a four-game series, beginning Thursday night at 7:05 p.m. LHP Rudy Owens is expected to get the start in the series opener for the Indians, while former Tribe hurler Brandon Duckworth is the probable starter for the PawSox.

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