Yankees Sweep Blue Jays, Win 10-7
Ichiro Suzuki would continue his hot streak and Nick Swisher would smack a grand slam to help the Yankees beat the Blue Jays 10-7.
The Blue Jays would get on the board first thanks to an RBI double from Kelly Johnson that would score Adam Lind in the top of the 2nd. Phil Hughes would get himself in trouble in the top of the 3rd as he would load the bases and then hit Moises Sierra to bring in a run. Luckily for the Yankees, that would be all the damage done in that inning.
The hot hitting Ichiro Suzuki would get one of those runs back as he would hit his 8th home run of the season in the bottom of the 3rd off of Aaron Laffey. Then in the 4th the Yankees would load em up and Ichiro would double to score Russel Martin and Curtis Granderson. Derek Jeter would add a run with an RBI single. Nick Swisher would follow that up with a Grand Slam. It was Swisher’s 21st home run of the season and his 7th career grand slam.
In the top of the 5th the Blue Jays would get a few runs back as Moises Sierra would hit a 2 run home run. That would make 34 home runs on the year that Phil Hughes has given up. Jayson Nix and Derek Jeter would get both of those runs back in the bottom of the inning.
Derek Lowe would take over for Phil Hughes and pitch two scoreless innings. Cory Wade would take over in the 8th and the first pitch from him would see a home run by Kelly Johnson. Wade would allow 2 more hits and Joba Chamberlain would take over. Brett Lawrie and Mike McCoy would both get RBI’s to inch closer to the Yankees lead.
David Robertson would come in for the 9th inning and get the save as he struck out the side. All together the Yankees pitchers would strike out 15 batters.
The Yankees will start up a weekend series with the Oakland A’s at the stadium on Friday night. CC Sabathia will take the mound for the Yankees to face Jarrod Parker for the A’s. You can catch all the action on 104.5 The Team ESPN Radio. Pregame at 6:30 and the first pitch its at 7:05.