Ichiro Goes 4-4, Yanks Edge Jays 2-1
The Yankees beat the Blue Jays in the night cap of the double header on Wednesday night 2-1. Ichiro Suzuki came up huge for the Yankees going 4-4 and knocked in the game winning run in the eighth inning. Derek Jeter made history again; his leadoff single in the bottom of the first was his 200th base hit of the season, tying him with Lou Gehrig with the most 200-hit seasons in Yankee history with 8.
In the second inning the Blue Jays got on the board when Adam Hechavarria laced a RBI single back up the middle off of David Phelps. Phelps pitched well going 6 2/3 giving up one run on three hits and struck out six.
The bottom of the Yankees lineup answered back in the bottom of the second. After Jayson Nix walked, Casey McGehee singled. Ichiro then singled but Nix was thrown out at home plate leaving runners on first and second for Chris Stewart. Stewart ripped a ground rule double down the left field line tying the game.
Blue Jays starter Ricky Romero lost his 14th straight game going six innings, giving up one run on seven hits and struck out five.
In the bottom of the eighth Steve Delabar came in for the Blue Jays. Curtis Granderson walked to start the inning. Jayson Nix advanced Granderson to second on a sacrifice bunt, Granderson then stole third. Lefty Aaron Loup came on to face Ichiro who slapped a single to left field scoring Granderson putting the Yankees on top 2-1.
Ichiro had himself some day after picking up three hits in the first game of the day Ichiro finished the day going 7-8 with two doubles and stole four bases just in the night game alone.
The Yankees will play the Toronto Blue Jays again on Thursday night. Aaron Laffey (3-5 4.55) will start for the Blue Jays while Phil Hughes (15-12 3.96) goes for the Yankees. Pregame coverage begins at 6:30, first pitch at 7:05 right here on 104.5 The Team ESPN Radio.