The Yankees topped the Tribe 7-6 on Nick Green’s two-run single in the bottom of the ninth. Down 6-4, the Yanks scored three to win.
A few notes:
* Mike Mussina and Mariano Rivera will pitch in a minor-league game on Tuesday when the rest of the team goes to Virginia Tech. Jose Molina will catch them. Hideki Matsui also will stay behind and play in that game.
* Scott Patterson hasn’t allowed a run in six innings.
* Andy Pettitte is a go to start tomorrow.
* Joe Girardi said he invited Jim Leyritz into the clubhouse. â€œHe just wanted to say hi to some old friends. He was in the area,â€ Girardi said. â€œHeâ€™s going through a very difficult situation. Itâ€™s tough.â€
More comments from Girardi:
â€œI think heâ€™s going through a hard time. I donâ€™t think itâ€™s a situation anyone wants to be in. â€¦ The way I look at it is that all of us have probably done things that we regret. Some might be considered worse than others. Obviously itâ€™s a very sad story and situation, but I donâ€™t believe you turn your back on people.
“Heâ€™s a friend to a lot of people and my heart goes out to the guy. Heâ€™s got three kids. Who knows whatâ€™s going to happen. My heart goes out to the lady. Itâ€™s not an easy situation.â€