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Jesus is loose!

Posted by: vmercogliano - Posted in Misc on Sep 05, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

In a game that featured 29 total hits, 21 runs, seven home runs and 12 pitchers, it is unmistakable which player stole the show. Rookie Jesus Montero crushed two opposite field home runs in Monday’s 11-10 win over the Baltimore Orioles, receiving two curtain calls and already asserting himself as a folk hero in eyes of many Yankee fans. His first homer gave the Yankees a 9-8 lead, and his second extended it to 11-8. Robinson Cano blasted a grand slam in the second inning, and Mark Teixeira also homered. Starter Freddy Garcia struggled throughout, getting knocked out in the third inning after surrendering seven runs, but Baltimore starter Brian Matusz was just as bad. Mariano Rivera pitched the ninth for his 597th career save. He now sits four behind Trevor Hoffman for first-place all-time.

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