The Yankees couldn’t get a big hit on Friday, leaving runners in scoring position all night in a disappointing loss. Today, the story was different: The Yankees went 4-for-9 with runners in scoring position, beating Toronto, 5-4, despite not getting a single hit after the third inning.
A.J. Burnett was decent, going six innings and allowing four runs, while the offense did all its work in the second and third innings. Russell Martin had a RBI single, Derek Jeter had a sac fly and Brett Gardner also continued his mini-revival with a RBI single of his own. The Yankees then held on late, with the standard Chamberlain-Soriano-Rivera trio getting the final nine outs.
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* That’s an AP shot of Russell Martin scoring on Curtis Granderson’s single.