July 6, 2010

Vazquez sparkles in 3-1 win over A’s

There was nothing more satisfying than watching Javier Vazquez’s ERA drop below the 5.00 mark in the middle of tonight’s contest. The 3-1 win was just icing on the cake.

Best of All: Vazquez only struck out two A’s, but allowed just three hits and two walks — their only five base runners of the night.

Curtis Granderson had an RBI triple in the second and scored on Francisco Cervelli’s two-out single. After Vazquez allowed a sac fly in the third, Mark Teixeira provided an extra cushion in the sixth on a solo shot to center.

The Yankees’ defense shined when Granderson made a sliding catch in center and Alex Rodriguez made a diving play to his right.

Joba Chamberlain and Mariano Rivera had quick innings to wrap up the team’s MLB-leading 51st win.

Worst of All: The Yankees managed just eight hits, with Brett Gardner and A-Rod both going 0-for-4. Other than that, the Yankees played a lot of good baseball.

Coming Up: The games don’t get any earlier this week for the Yanks; they play at 10 p.m. EST all week until Sunday.

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