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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

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

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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