Derek Jeter and Hideki Matsui get back in the lineup and the Yankees win. It wasn’t that simple, of course. But each did play a big role tonight. Jeter’s RBI single tied it and Godzilla’s homer won it for CC Sabathia.
“We decided we’d both come back today and try and help us out,” Jeter said with a laugh. “It was my idea. I called him this morning.”
Sabathia (2 ER in 17 innings) looks like CC Sabathia. Mariano Rivera looks like Mariano Rivera again and the Yankees got help from guys like Brett Gardner and Francisco Cervelli.
The Yankees have won 4 of 6 and now head home for 10 games.
“It’s a nice little shift for us,” Joe Girardi said. “This is something that you can build on.”