The Yankees won the kind of game last night that they’ve been losing all year. Kei Igawa was doo doo, getting killed by the long ball (after being ahead in the counts, no less). But he escaped trouble in both the first and second inning, a turn of events that would prove costly for Toronto. Scott Proctor later gave up a game-tying homer, still the Yanks prevailed, thanks to a two-out, two-run single in the seventh by Andy Phillips.
“It’s a lot of joy to see what he’s doing, especially with what he’s been through,” said Jorge Posada, who singled to start the two-out, tie-breaking rally against Josh Towers. “He’s come out here and getting a chance to play, and he’s doing everything we ask for. It’s a lot of fun to see.”
(Tyler Kepner, N.Y.Times)
Hideki Matsui, Robinson Cano and Alex Rodriguez all homered as the Yanks beat the Blue Jays, 6-4. Mariano Rivera gave up a lead-off triple to Troy Glaus in the top of the ninth–Glaus narrowly missed hitting his third dinger of the night–but then struck out The Big Hurt swinging, Lyle Overbay looking, and got Aaron Hill to ground out to third to end it.
It was Mo’s third save in as many games. The Bombers have won four of the first five games since the break. It’s nice to see them playing better but I’m not letting myself get too excited yet. Let’s see how they fare tonight against Doc Halladay.