June 19, 2010

Granderson lifts Yankees to even series

The Yankees offense finally came to life Saturday, as Mark Teixeira and Curtis Granderson each launched two-run homers to right to propel the Yankees to a 5-3 victory.

Best of All: Both of the home run boys were really struggling before today and needed a game like today to break out of the slump. Teixeira’s homer tied the game at 3 in the third, and Granderson smacked his in the next inning.

Once Phil Hughes had a lead to work with, he didn’t lose it. He tossed a strong seven innings to advance to 10-1 on the year.

The bullpen got it done, too. Joba Chamberlain and Mariano Rivera worked fairly quickly eighth and ninth innings to secure the win.

Worst of All: Derek Jeter didn’t play today with a sore heel injury. It seems to be a pretty minor injury since he isn’t getting any tests.

Alex Rodriguez went hitless in three at-bats, as did Jorge Posada.

Coming Up: The decisive Game 3 is Sunday. Same time, same place.

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