July 19, 2009

Yankees bring brooms in another tight one

Joba Chamberlain was sharp for the Yankees (54-37), as they swept the Tigers (48-42) in another 2-1 victory.

Quick ‘Cap:
Clete Thomas and Alex Rodriguez exchanged solo homers in the fourth, but Mark Teixeira’s blast in the sixth gave the Yankees the edge.

Chamberlain pitched into the seventh inning and struck out eight batters, allowing just three hits and three walks. Phil Hughes continued his dominance in the eighth inning, and Mariano Rivera did his thing in the ninth. Full box score here.

The Yankees had its rotation lined up going into the series, but nobody expected a sweep of the AL Central leaders. The common denominators: all three starters earned the victory, Rivera earned the save, and Mark Teixeira or Alex Rodriguez homered.

Derek Jeter: 0-for-4, 2 K. Jeter had five multi-hit games in seven prior to today.

Up Next:
The Yankees open a series against the Orioles Monday night. Full series preview will be posted tomorrow.

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