June 24, 2010

Grandy’s dinger in 10th secures series win

After forcing extras with a run in the ninth, Curtis Granderson homered to open the 10th and give the Yankees a 6-5 win along with the series win.

Best of All: Mariano Rivera’s first two-inning save of the year. He had us all thinking back to 2001 when he loaded the bases with nobody out, but then a couple of pop ups and a strikeout later the game was over. Mo also collected his fourth career trip to the plate. Sadly, he failed to get his first hit, grounding out to first.

Granderson’s homer was his third hit of the day, as he fell a triple shy of the cycle. Something tells me this guy will hit for the cycle one day.

Here’s a rare line for you: 0-for-4, 3 runs scored. That would be Derek Jeter, who walked twice and reached on a fielder’s choice.

Worst of All: Javier Vazquez’s start wasn’t very memorable. Five innings, four earned runs on six hits and two walks. Only one K for a strikeout pitcher. Not terrible, but poor for a guy who has pitched well of late.

Coming Up: The Yankees get a day off today before facing the Dodgers over the weekend for what should be a huge media-hyped weekend.

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