August 29, 2009

Cano’s walk-off homer downs White Sox

Robinson Cano’s three-run homer in the 10th inning led the Yankees (80-48) past the White Sox (64-65).

Quick ‘Cap:
The White Sox squeaked across two runs off CC Sabathia in the seventh inning to tie the game at 2. The only offense for the Yankees came on Derek Jeter’s leadoff homer in the first and Johnny Damon’s leadoff homer in the third.

Sabathia struck out 10 in his effort to reach six wins in August, but the game was handed to the bullpen after the seventh. Phil Hughes, Mariano Rivera and Brian Bruney each contributed a perfect inning. Full box score here.

I’m really happy for Cano, who rarely comes through with runners in scoring position. Mark Buehrle and Sabathia lived up to the hype, as both were rock-solid all night.

Line of the Night:
Hughes: 1 IP, zeroes, 3 K. All three strikeouts were swinging. That’s nasty.

Up Next:
Jose Contreras (5-12, 5.09) was finally announced as tonight’s starter, and he will face Sergio Mitre (2-1, 6.82).

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