October 7, 2010

Teix’s 2-run shot gives Yanks Game 1 win

Mark Teixeira broke a 4-4 tie in the seventh inning with a two-run homer and the bullpen nailed down the win in Game 1 of the ALDS against the Twins. Now the Yankees have control of the short series.

Best of All: Teixeira also started the four-run rally in the sixth off Twins starter Francisco Liriano. Heading into the series I expected Robinson Cano and Alex Rodriguez to carry the offense, but tonight Tex stepped up.

Boone Logan, David Robertson, Kerry Wood and Mariano Rivera combined to close out the final three innings without allowing a run. Robertson and Wood worked out of two big jams to bridge the gap to Mo.

Worst of All: CC Sabathia only went six innings. The Yankees had to use all of their top relievers except Joba Chamberlain, and I expected more from the ace. This puts pressure on Andy Pettitte to go deep in tomorrow’s game.

Coming Up: Game 2 is Thursday night at 6 p.m. Don’t forget the early start!

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