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Game 117: Angels at Yankees

Posted by: vmercogliano - Posted in Misc on Aug 12, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (59-57)
Brett Gardner CF
Ichiro Suzuki DH
Robinson Cano 2B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Lyle Overbay 1B
Alfonso Soriano LF
Curtis Granderson RF
Eduardo Nunez SS
Chris Stewart C

RHP Hiroki Kuroda (10-7, 2.45)
Kuroda vs. Angels

ANGELS (53-63)
J.B. Shuck DH
Kole Calhoun RF
Mike Trout CF
Josh Hamilton LF
Erick Aybar SS
Mike Trumbo 1B
Chris Nelson 3B
Chris Iannetta C
Grant Green 2B

RHP Garrett Richards (3-4, 4.20)
Richards vs. Yankees

TIME/TV: 7:05 p.m., YES Network and ESPN

WEATHER: It was pretty humid before, but it’s cooled down a little bit. We’ve had a nice streak of good weather for this home stretch.

DRAMA CLUB: With Brett Gardner’s ninth-inning walk-off homer in Sunday’s win vs. Detroit, the Yankees recorded their fifth walk-off win of the season, their most since 2010 (also five). Each of their last three home wins have come in walk-off fashion.

SERIESOUSLY SPEAKING: The Yankees went 2-1 in their weekend series vs. Detroit, marking their first series win in more than a month (July 5-7 vs. Baltimore). It snapped a streak of going 0-5-3 in series from July 8-August 7, which was their longest such streak since 1991.

MILESTONE WATCH: With his home run on Sunday, Alex Rodriguez  is now two away from reaching 650 in his career … Robinson Cano has 199 career homers and needs one to become the 16th player in franchise history to reach 200.

(I’ll be updating what’s going on in the game here every so often, but I’ll be much more active on Twitter. Follow me @vzmercogliano to join in the conversation!)

UPDATE, 8:00 p.m.: The Yankees have a 1-0 lead heading into the fourth thanks to Gardner’s two-out RBI single in the bottom of the third. A-Rod singled to lead off the second, but was thrown out on an ill-advised steal attempt. Hiro, per usual, is cruising.




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