Monday, August 20, 2012

Yankees Finish Home Stand Strong

Yankees vs. Red Sox Post Game Recap 8/19

The Yankees were able to beat the Red Sox in the rubber game of the series by a score of 4-1 to finish of a very good home-stand.

Hiroki Kuroda showed against the Red Sox that he is the Yankees best pitcher right now earning his 12th game of the year. Kuroda went eight innings allowing four hits, one run, and struck out four. The only run the Red Sox were able to score off Kuroda came from an Adrian Gonzalez solo homerun.

Rafael Soriano was the only other pitcher needed in the bullpen, as Soriano pitched the 9th inning earning his 31st save of the season.

Derek Jeter the majors hitting leader added some more going 3 for 4 with two doubles giving him 26 on the season, and scoring two runs. Jeter also stole his 8th base of the season taking third base on a double steal.

Ichiro had his best game as a Yankee on Sunday going 3 for 4 hitting two solo homeruns into right field for his 6th and 7th of the season.

Curtis Granderson had a nice game in the cleanup spot with no Mark Teixeira going 1 for 2 with a RBI double for his 14th double and 71st RBI. Granderson was also able to draw two walks.

The Yankees will be heading to the Windy City to play the White Sox, as Freddy Garcia (7-5, 4.68) will face Gavin Floyd (9-9, 4.43) on Monday night.

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