September 5, 2009

Fourteen hits lead Yankees to victory

Not hitting against Roy Halladay was very evident in today’s line score. After being one-hit and shut out yesterday, the Yankees (87-49) banged out 14 hits and six runs to beat the Blue Jays (60-75) 6-4.

Quick ‘Cap:
The Yankees eclipsed yesterday’s hit total in the second inning on Melky Cabrera’s RBI single. Robinson Cano’s solo shot in the fourth made it 2-0, but the Blue Jays tied it up in the home half off Andy Pettitte.

Pettitte didn’t have his ‘A’ game, as he walked five and only K’ed three. He did receive his 13th win after Mark Teixeira’s fifth inning homer gave the Yanks a lead they would not relinquish. Both teams exchanged a pair of runs in the sixth, and then it was up to the bullpens.

David Robertson, Brian Bruney and Phil Hughes combined for three hitless innings to lockdown the win. Hughes earned his third save of the year after recording the final four outs — three by way of strikeout. Full box score here.

Every starter except Jerry Hairston Jr. had at least one hit, so it’s safe to say the lineup did not miss facing Halladay yesterday. Now the Yanks can at worst settle for a series tie.

Line of the Night:
Hughes: 1-1/3 IP, zeroes, 3 K. He had some unhittable stuff today. Very impressive.

Up Next:
The Yankees will look for another series win on Sunday afternoon. Sergio Mitre (3-1, 5.65) will face Brian Tallet (5-9, 5.17).

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