Monday, July 16, 2012
Ibanez Powers Yankees Past Blue Jays
The Yankees were able to pick up the first game of the series with the Blue Jays winning by a score of 6-3.
Phil Hughes gave the Yankees a very good start, going seven innings allowing four hits, three walks, two earned runs, and recorded four strikeouts.
Rafael Soriano was needed to finish off the game as Cody Eppley allowed two base runners in the ninth inning, and was pulled by Girardi. Soriano gave up one hit but got the save for his 23rd of the year.
Alex Rodriguez who was a late scratch at third base with a stiff neck was still in the lineup as the DH, and went 2 for 4 with two runs scored.
Robinson Cano went 2 for 3 with a walk, run scored, and a RBI. With the two hits Cano extended his hitting streak to a career high 19 games.
Russell Martin might finally be showing signs of breaking his slump as he was able to hit his ninth homerun of the season, going 1 for 4 in the game.
Raul Ibanez provided the Yankees with the biggest hit of the night hitting a grand slam in the eighth inning breaking a 2-2 tie for his 12th home run of the season.
The Blue Jays Jose Bautista left the game in the eighth inning with a left wrist injury, and was replaced by Ben Francisco.
The Yankees will see the return of their ace C.C Sabathia (9-3, 3.45), as he faces Brett Cecil (2-1, 6.75).