09/05: Yanks Outlast Jays 6-4
Posted by: Andrew
Pettitte wasn't spectacular like he was his last time out. He walked six batters and allowed four earned runs. He wasn't helped out when Derek Jeter committed an error on Jose Bautista's triple that resulted in two runs, but the Yankees provided just enough offense.
The Yankees recorded 14 hits, including multi-hit games from Jeter, Alex Rodriguez, Robinson Cano and Melky Cabrera. Mark Teixeira and Cano each hit home runs, and Cabrera drove in two runs.
Cabrera got the Yankees' scoring started in the second inning with an RBI single and Cano added his solo home run in the fourth. However, the Jays tied up the game in the bottom of the fourth on a Randy Ruiz home run and John McDonald's bloop single. Ruiz earlier lost a home run earlier in the game when instant replay proved that his fly to left was touched by a fan on the foul side of the pole.
It could've been worse for the Yankees in the fourth, but Cano fielded McDonald's bloop in right field and threw one-hopper home to get Bautista out at the plate to end the inning.
Teixeira's solo home run in the fifth gave the Yankees a lead which they would not relinquish again. Alex Rodriguez, Jorge Posada and Melky Cabrera each hit RBI singles in the later innings to give the Yankees insurance runs.
Hughes entered the game in the eighth inning with two outs and struck out three of the four batters he faced for his third save of the season.
Sergio Mitre starts for New York tomorrow afternoon in the final game of this four-game series in Toronto.
Recap records: Seamus: 39–22, Patrick: 37–17, Andrew: 11–10
Andrew Fletcher regularly blogs about the Yankees at Scott Proctor's Arm.