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Game 15: Yankees at Blue Jays

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Apr 19, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (8-6)
Brett Gardner CF
Robinson Cano 2B
Kevin Youkilis 3B
Travis Hafner DH
Vernon Wells LF
Ichiro Suzuki RF
Eduardo Nunez SS
Lyle Overbay 1B
Francisco Cervelli C

LHP Andy Pettitte (2-0, 1.20)
Pettitte vs. Blue Jays

BLUE JAYS (7-9)
Rajai Davis RF
Melky Cabrera LF
Jose Bautista DH
Edwin Encarnacion 1B
J.P. Arencibia C
Brett Lawrie 3B
Colby Rasmus CF
Maicer Izturis 2B
Munenori Kawasaki SS

RHP Brandon Morrow (0-1, 4.60)
Morrow vs. Yankees

TIME/TV: 7:07 p.m., YES Network

WEATHER: Pretty cold and cloudy here in Toronto. Thankful for the dome.

UMPIRES: HP Mark Wegner, 1B Laz Diaz, 2B Tim Timmons, 3B Mike Winters

THE PAST NINE: The Yankees have gone 7-2 in their last nine games. In that stretch, Yankees batters are hitting an AL-best .291 with 17 doubles and 16 home runs. They have outscored opponents 53-25. … Yankees starters have posted a 2.58 ERA — fifth best in the Majors and third-best in the AL over the stretch — with 15 walks and 46 strikeouts.

DEFENSIVE POSITION: Yankees catchers are hitting .292 (14-for-48) this season — hit .220 last year — and last night was the first time the Yankees had ever lost a game in which Francisco Cervelli homered.

CANO STILL HOT: In his past seven games, Robinson Cano is 14-for-34 (.412) with eight runs, four doubles, five homers, 12 RBI and four walks. He hit his team-leading fifth homer in the sixth inning of Thursday’s loss. He did not hit home run No. 5 in 2012 until May 22, in his 43rd game of the year.

UPDATE, 7:49 p.m.: Hafner’s fifth homer of the year is the Yankees fifth extra-base hit in the first three innings. They’re up 3-1.

UPDATE, 8:18 p.m.: Pettitte is through four innings. He’s allowed one run on two hits with five strikeouts. The back seems to be just fine so far. Yankees up 5-1.

UPDATE, 8:30 p.m.: Pettitte starts the double play that gets him out of the fifth inning. It’s still a 5-1 Yankees lead.

UPDATE, 8:34 p.m.: Back in Toronto, where he once played his home games, Overbay is booed as he rounds the bases with a solo homer. It’s now 6-1.

UPDATE, 8:41 p.m.: Double by Cervelli — his second of the game — and now an RBI triple by Gardner. The lead is up to 7-1 and the Yankees have eight extra-base hits. They also have two singles.

UPDATE, 8:52 p.m.: Pettitte gives up a two-run homer to Bautista, pulls the Jays within 8-3 in the sixth. Meanwhile, law enforcement in Boston has captured the second suspect in the marathon bombing. Amazing.

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