July 26, 2009

Yankees win Athletics series, 60th game

The Yankees (60-38) came from behind twice in its latest victory, using first and sixth inning rallies to dispatch the Athletics (41-56) in the four-game series. It was the Bombers’ ninth win in ten games since the All-Star break, and also marked the 60th win of the season.

Quick ‘Cap:
Derek Jeter’s two-run single in the sixth gave the Yankees a 6-5 lead, and proved to be the game-winner. Robinson Cano’s three-run double in the first highlighted a four-run rally to overcome a 2-0 deficit.

Sergio Mitre’s second start was just as mediocre as his first, but kept the Yankees in the game, which is all they asked for. Phil Coke surrendered a two-run shot to Mark Ellis in the sixth, putting the A’s back on top.

The back-end of the bullpen pitched beautifully, as usual, and Mariano did his thing in the ninth for the 29th time this season. Full box score here.

When the Yankees are winning on Mitre’s day, it’s always a good sign. Granted, the A’s are one of the worst teams in the league, and the Yanks should definitely have won the series.

Line of the Day:
Every Yankee recorded at least one hit, Jeter, Teixeira and Ransom had two-hit games.

Up Next:
The Yankees finally hit the road after finishing its homestand at 9-1. They will fly to Tampa to face the third-place Rays in a three-game set. Full series preview coming up tomorrow.

P.S. Look forward to regular posting for the rest of the summer and beyond now that my baseball season is over.

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