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Game 87: Yankees vs. Angels

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Gameday Thread on Jul 14, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (53-33)
Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Alex Rodriguez DH
Robinson Cano 2B
Mark Teixeira 1B
Nick Swisher RF
Raul Ibanez LF
Eric Chavez 3B
Chris Stewart C

RHP Freddy Garcia (3-2, 5.23)
Garcia vs. Angels

ANGELS (48-39)
Mike Trout LF
Erick Aybar SS
Albert Pujols 1B
Kendrys Morales DH
Mark Trumbo RF
Alberto Callaspo 3B
Howie Kendrick 2B
Peter Bourjos CF
Bobby Wilson C

RHP Jerome Williams (6-5, 4.46)
Williams vs. Yankees

TIME/TV: 1:05 p.m., YES Network

WEATHER: Just cool enough to feel comfortable. Nice day at the park.

UMPIRES: HP Paul Schrieber, 1B Tim Welke, 2B Laz Diaz, 3B Mike Everitt

TEX HEATING UP: Over his past seven games, Mark Teixeira is hitting .370 (10-for-27) with nine run, two doubles, a triple, four homers, 15 RBI and a .963 slugging percentage. He had five RBI last night and has more games of at least five RBI (17) since the start of his career in 2003 than any other Major Leaguer.

SECOND HALF START: With last night’s win, the Yankees have now won their first game following the All-Star break in 10 of the last 11 seasons since 2002 (all except 2011).

WHO NEEDS A RALLY MONKEY? The Yankees lead the Major Leagues with 28 come-from-behind wins this season (Miami is second with 25). According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the Yankees are on pace to have the second-highest total in team history (franchise record is 61 in 2004). They?have surpassed 50 such games in a season just two other times in franchise history (52 in 1927 and 51 in 2009).

UPDATE, 1:22 p.m.: Two-out, two-run single by Callaspo. Garcia was one pitch away from getting out of this inning with the bases loaded, but Callaspo sent a ball into right field for a 2-0 Angels lead.

UPDATE, 1:32 p.m.: Jeter running on the play keeps Rodriguez from hitting into a 6-4-3 double play. Instead, it’s a routine 6-3 out leaving Cano at the plate with two outs and a runner at second.

UPDATE, 1:34 p.m.: Off the top of the wall. It’s a two-run homer for Cano, don’t ‘cha know.

UPDATE, 2:38 p.m.: Leadoff walks comes back to hurt Garcia in the fourth and the lead is down to 4-3. Granderson’s two-run homer in the third is making the difference right now.

UPDATE, 2:52 p.m.: Another nice catch by Swisher, a leaping grab at the wall in right field to end the fifth.

UPDATE, 3:00 p.m.: Garcia wasn’t at his best today, uncharacteristically walking a lot of guys but getting through five innings with a 4-3 lead. It’s Eppley in to pitch the fifth.

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