A few notes from tonight:
A-Rod now has 1,508 RBI, passing Mickey Mantle for 46th place all-time. He has 520 home runs, one short of tying Willie McCovey and Ted Williams for 15th place.
Andy Pettitte has 165 wins as a Yankees, passing Mel Stottlemyre for sixth place in team history. “My old friend,” Pettitte said. “That makes me feel good.”
The three home runs tonight were half as many a sthey had over the first nine games of the season. The 12 hits tonight were a season high.
Now the Yankees (5-5) face the Red Sox (5-5), weather permitting. The old rivals are tied for second behind the shocking Orioles.
Early flight to Boston tomorrow, American Airlines permitting. I’ll blog at you somewhere along the way. Sam Borden and I will be at Fenway this weekend with wall-to-wall coverage.