Wednesday, August 12, 2009
This time it was Robinson Cano.
Cano singled in the bottom of the 11th to drive in Alex Rodriquez and give the Yankees a 4-3 win over Toronto. It was the 11th walkoff hit for the Yankees this year.
Cano has 18 hits in his last 39 at bats, .462. Robbie also hit his 18 homerun of the year in the 4th inning.
A.J Burnett struggled against his former team allowing 10 hits in 6 innings including 3 wild pitches.
Derek Jeter was hit in the right foot by Ricky Romero to start the game. Jeter left the game two innings later. X-Rays were negative.
Other than Cano, the star of the game was the Yankees' bullpen. The bullpen came up big pitching 5 innings, giving up 4 hits and no runs. Over the last 10 games, the bullpen is 5-0.
Chad Gaudin pitched in his first game for the pinstripes picking up the win with 3 strikeouts in 2 innings.
The Yankees start an 10 game road trip in 11 games. They play a 4 game set in Seattle tomorrow, followed by 3 in Oakland, a day off and then off the Fenway for a 3 game series with Boston.
The Yankees improved to 9-3 over their divisional foe Toronto...They finished their homestand 6-1 and are a MLB best 41-18 at home this year...The Yankees are now 28 games over .500 at a MLB best 71-43...There 11 walkoffs are tied with the Dodgers for the most in MLB...Joba Chamberlain will pitch his next game on 7 games rest.